Here are a few of the articles and such that I came across that I thought you may find interesting:
Ever wonder about those "evironmental" causes of autism you here about? A good article from the official Autism Speaks speaks blog explains what scientist mean when the say environmental causes.
If you read the above article you would have seen mention of factors that can contribute to an increased risk for autism, here is a great article that goes into a little more detail on the maternal factors that may increase the risk of autism
Mice displaying the signs of autism are helping researchers better target the cause and maybe develop a treatment.
Lastly, here is a look at how autism affects families everyday. 
We can't really take a day off of autism-autism never took a day off on me.  Love that quote by the mother of a child with autism.