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A nine-months pregnant mother poses with her belly before having an examination. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Autism Risk Tied To Mom’s Obesity During Pregnancy

Autism is more likely to occur in children whose mothers were obese while pregnant, new research suggests.

04/09/2012

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Autism Not Diagnosed As Early In Minority Children

Early diagnosis is considered key for autism, but minority children tend to be diagnosed later than white children. Some new work is beginning to try to uncover why — and to raise awareness of the warning signs so more parents know they can seek help even for a toddler.

02/27/2012

A woman takes a photo of the Texas Senate chamber during the 82nd Legislative session. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

State Legislature Working To Ban ‘Retarded’ From Language

Alex Flores is the mother of two boys who are both autistic. “I dread the day that someone calls one of my children retard” says Flores.

03/31/2011