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Developmental Disorders

Mental diagnostic manual drops Asperger's syndrome as a separate mental disorder

Mental diagnostic manual drops Asperger's syndrome as a separate mental disorder

"Asperger's syndrome" is dropped as a separate diagnosis in the first major rewrite in almost two decades of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
Mom and son work together to understand Asperger's in young adulthood

Mom and son work together to understand Asperger's in young adulthood

Even for the most independent and outgoing of teenagers, adjusting to college can be tricky. For Spencer Griffin, a 23-year-old with Asperger's syndrome, the transition is more daunting.

September 22, 2011 12:00 am
Children with autism invited to special Broadway show

Children with autism invited to special Broadway show

Families of children with autism have a new place to engage their sons and daughters — Broadway.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am

Families are opening up their lives to Hopkins researchers seeking the causes of autism, even before birth

When Ginny Russo goes into labor sometime at the end of May, her first call will be to her doctor. Her second: to the researchers who want to collect her baby's placenta, umbilical cord blood and first dirty diaper.

April 06, 2011 12:00 am

Study: Spacing babies close may raise autism risk

CHICAGO (AP) — Close birth spacing may put a second-born child at higher risk for autism, suggests a preliminary study based on more than a half-million California children.

January 10, 2011 12:15 pm

Jaundice-autism study raises unanswered questions

CHICAGO (AP) — Autism is more common in children who had jaundice at birth, a big Danish study found, but researchers cautioned they don't know how the two conditions might be related and that new parents shouldn't be alarmed.

October 11, 2010 6:25 am
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