What is it like to raise two children who share an autism diagnosis, but who may have very different symptoms and needs?
Genetics and autism
The Interactive Autism Network is honored, once again, to publish the Autism Science Foundation’s (ASF) review of autism science in 2018.
Identical twins have identical genes, but sometimes only one may have autism. What affects the way our genes function?
There are a lot of mysteries about the causes of autism, including if, how, and when ASD is inherited from parents. Scientists know that part of this mystery has to do with how the environment interacts with our genes.
Why does one person have trouble learning and speaking, while another person with the same condition speaks fluently and has an advanced degree? Is the answer buried somewhere in our genetic code? Some researchers want to find out.
We hear a lot about DNA, but what is this molecule, really, and what can it tell us about autism?
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.
A decade ago, hundreds of families began gathering in clinics across North America to take part in an autism research project. They gave blood, answered questions, took tests. How have these 2,600 families influenced our understanding of autism today?
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.
Many parents of children with autism wonder what the risk of autism will be in later generations. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis turned to grandmothers in IAN to try to find out.