The rates of autism spectrum disorder in U.S. children have risen dramatically in the past several decades. Researchers have not yet been able to determine why so many more children have been diagnosed with one of these developmental disorders. However efforts are increasing to destigmatize autism through awareness, including a new Sesame Street character.
Research paper topics abound on the issue—from studies as to what causes autism to what can be done to prevent future diagnoses to how to best teach these children and prepare them for their futures. Read more