A parent in the Interactive Autism Network discovered an early sign of a rare genetic syndrome that causes autism, according to research published in a medical journal yesterday.
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The U.S. Government Accounting Office convened a panel to study the transition to adulthood for youth with autism in March 2016. The panel's report, released in late 2016, says that these youth need an array of services, such as behavioral interventions, life skills education, medical and mental health care, vocational services, and residential, transportation, and social supports.
Researcher Thomas Frazier II, who has worked on several studies involving families in the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) and Simons Simplex Collection (SSC), will become chief science officer of Autism Speaks in April.
A new article examining the diagnosis of autism over the past 30 years features IAN director Dr. Paul Lipkin.
As community involvement in the medical research process is increasing, it is improving both the relevance of the research to families and the availability of treatments. Learn how other communities are influencing research in this informative report from National Public Radio.
Training parents how to communicate with their preschool-aged children with autism shows promise for long-term gains in those youngsters, according to a new study.
Joshua Gordon, M.D, Ph.D., the new director of the National Institute of Mental Health, has been appointed chairperson of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC).
On July 19, 2016 the US Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) met. The IACC coordinates autism services and research programs spearheaded by the US government. Find out what happened at the meeting and how you can comment on autism research and services priorities.
An oversensitivity to noise can lead to safety issues, including self-harm, harm to others, and seizures, in children with autism, according to preliminary research by the Interactive Autism Network.
Kiely Law, IAN's Research Director, talks about the choices she made while parenting a child with autism.