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Families and individuals with autism spectrum disorder play a critical role in helping researchers and clinicians better understand the disorder. Find out how you can participate in Interactive Autism Network (IAN) Research in a secure, online setting. By participating, you can help make new discoveries and empower advocates to improve the lives of children and adults with ASD.

Thursday, August 21st 2014

What plays a bigger role in autism, genetics or environment? Scientists don't agree on the answer, but the debate just got more attention with the arrival of a new study of twins. When you look at extreme autism symptoms, genetics plays almost the only role, it concludes.

Monday, August 18th 2014

Returning to school after summer vacation can be hard for any child, but for a student with autism, this time of year can be especially stressful. Find out what experienced parents and professionals have to say about easing those back-to-school jitters.

Monday, August 4th 2014

Scientists often make discoveries by starting with a set of symptoms and looking for the cause. But some autism researchers worked in reverse: they began with a mutated gene and then looked for its symptoms. In so doing, they found a subtype of autism with its own traits.

Friday, July 25th 2014

Why is long-term research so important in autism? How do scientists find out how individuals with autism change and progress through the years? 

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