The relationship between anxiety and autism is complex. Can answers be found in the amygdala?
A decade ago, Sarah Mire got to know families affected by autism when she worked for a research project. Seeing the hardships they experienced, and also their resilience, inspired her current research into stress and coping among such parents. She wondered, can schools and service providers do more to help?
The different subtypes of autism became a hot topic of discussion in 2017. What did autism researchers learn? Read the Autism Science Foundation's year in review.
Carla Mazefsky became fascinated with autism in college. Inspired by her job teaching a boy with autism, she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others on the spectrum. Follow the path she took in this quest.
IAN’s Survey Results Viewer allows you to view charts and graphs of the results of some of the surveys that families and individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) completed as participants in IAN Research.
J. Kiely Law, research director and co-founder of the Interactive Autism Network, answers some common questions about what research really is – and isn't. Dr. Law is a physician, a researcher, and the mother of a young adult with autism spectrum disorder.
How one mom pushed to get a diagnosis for her son's rare condition, find other children like hers, and amass a database of symptoms. She calls herself a "crazy obsessed, highly caffeinated, middle of the night, internet stalking, Mommy-Detective." And she has the ear of researchers on three continents.
This year, autism research saw a much bigger focus on family members of those with autism, particularly siblings. The goal of these studies is to understand the genetic and biological nature of autism so that help can be provided not just to those with a diagnosis, but to family members.
Watch this video to learn why it is important for families and individuals with autism to join in so we can all understand more about autism’s causes, treatments, and therapies.
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.