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?
Dr. Wendy Chung, director of clinical research at the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, presented What We Know About Autism at a TED2014 conference. Listen to what she had to say.
People with autism and their families often wonder how they can help speed up research on the treatment of autism. The best way people can contribute is by participating in scientific research. Learn how.
The definition and diagnostic criteria for "autism spectrum disorder" from the American psychiatric diagnosis manual published in 2013.