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.
Science saw big advances in 2015 like new numbers on how many people have autism and how early they are diagnosed, as well major legislative changes which provide money for autism research. There were also scientific advances that moved the needle towards improvements to understanding autism and helping those who are affected.
Louis Reichardt has scaled the world's highest mountains while making breakthroughs in neuroscience. What kind of person drives himself with equal intensity under the fluorescent lights of a lab as well as the blinding sunlight of Everest?
Raphael Bernier wanted to help people with their day-to-day lives. Could he do that from an autism research lab?
For some people, there is a moment when they realize what their vocation will be. For Robin Goin-Kochel, a visual reminder of that moment hangs in her office: a drawing of tangled black lines by a little boy whose differences fascinated her.
As a college student, Catherine Lord began working with children who had a rare and poorly understood condition called autism. Now, four decades later, Dr. Lord reflects on her years of exploring autism through research.
Are you curious about the doctors and researchers who have used the data you contributed to the Simons Simplex Collection autism research project? Here you will "meet" them and learn about their experiences and interests – and why they find autism research to be so important.