Autism Facts

According to the CDC, 1 in 88 kids in America now have autism. Learn more facts about the autism spectrum, including the types and symptoms.

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We May Be Able to Diagnose Autism Before Age 1

Researchers say a new test may be able to predict an autism diagnosis before a child's first birthday.

What Causes Autism: 6 Facts You Need to Know

There are lots of frightening rumors about what causes autism, a mysterious brain disorder, in children. We asked leading experts across the country to get you answers.

What Sesame Street's Julia Wants Your Kids to Know About Autism

Find out how the story behind Sesame Street's first muppet with autism is getting even more special this National Autism Awareness Month.

Prenatal Pesticide Exposure May Increase Autism Risk—But Folic Acid Can Help

Folic acid is incredibly beneficial for pregnant women—and recent research indicates one more way the stuff may benefit your baby.

Baby Teeth Offer Amazing Insight Into Children's Autism Risk, Says NIH Study

A new study from the National Institute of Health links high levels of certain metals in baby teeth with a child's risk of developing autism.

More Autism Facts

Another Reason Not to Smoke: Autism Linked to Maternal Grandmother’s Bad Habit

A new study has found that girls are 67 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism if her grandmother smoked while pregnant.

The Real Link Between Herpes During Pregnancy and Autism

Here's what you really need to understand about the link between herpes during pregnancy and a potential autism diagnosis in children.