Be honest: how many times have you read the results of a new autism research study, and rolled your eyes? "Tell me something I don't know," you say. Do you wonder why scientists spend their time studying things that seem kind of, well, obvious? Find out why researchers do the things they do.
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The hardest part of having autism is the anxiety, a woman with autism said. Anxiety is separate from autism, but it is not surprising that she sees the two disorders as being linked. An extraordinary number of people with autism also have anxiety. Must they endure it in silence?
Find out about the autism research priorities of IAN's community advisors, who include parents, adults with ASD, and professionals.
Will this work? Many parents wonder that before investing in a new autism therapy. Our blog has some resources for finding the answers.
To celebrate IAN's 10th birthday, Editorial and Community Director Cheryl Cohen looks back on the past ten years and the road to becoming the nation's participant-powered autism research network.
Now that the world is becoming familiar with autism and its symptoms, many adults are finding autism-like traits in themselves and others and wondering where, how, and if they should get a professional diagnosis.
We “neurotypicals” – people who don’t have autism – are social creatures, with set ideas about the proper behavior of others. Are we too quick to judge when someone's behavior doesn't meet our expectations? How does that affect people with autism?
The headline was, as headlines should be, attention-grabbing: "UC Davis Autism Study: Early Intervention Helped 86% of Toddlers." But what did that really mean?
Over the years, I’ve run into many absorbing, amazing, heartbreaking, and life-affirming films involving individuals with autism, their families, and the world at large. Included in my favorites are the films by Dan Habib. Don't miss these short films.
No one likes to be called a helicopter parent, that species of hovering mom or dad who is overly involved in their children's lives. But what happens when you have a child with autism, a child who does need more help?