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.
Each year, many children with autism move or switch schools. Help IAN learn more about how this experience affects children with autism by taking part in our Changing Home And School Environment (CHASE) research study. (Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul H. Lipkin; JHM-IRB NA_00002750)
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?
There is a severe shortage of postmortem brain tissue for research. This article presents some of the major advances in autism research made possible through human brain tissue research.
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.
Many studies have focused on the "bad news" of parenting a child with autism, such as higher rates of stress and depression. Drawing on her own parenting experience, however, one researcher wanted to know if there is a silver lining to raising a child with autism?
Dr. Ami Klin, director of the Marcus Autism Center, is one of the top researchers studying the first signs of autism in infants and toddlers. In this recorded webinar, Dr. Klin discusses the challenges and solutions for the early diagnosis of ASD and the critical role of early diagnosis and intervention in improving the symptoms of autism.
Why is long-term research so important in autism? How do scientists find out how individuals with autism change and progress through the years?
There is a severe shortage of brain tissue for research. Because it has been so difficult for researchers to procure brain tissue without advance registration, It Takes Brains seeks to make the public aware of the promise of brain research and the critical need for people to register to donate brain tissue.
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and IAN have published a study that addresses two questions: Do Omega-3 fatty acids reduce hyperactivity in children with ASD? Is it possible to test low-risk therapies via the Internet to reduce the time and costs involved?