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.
Research participation and autism
IAN will participate in a $4 million study funded by PCORI to research the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions to reduce stress.
In the hunt for knowledge about autism, scientists have looked for clues in our genes and the environment. A new project will provide an unusual resource for autism research by combining information about people's genes and medical histories into one database.
From research on mothers and grandparents to teens' difficulties with technology, IAN's project team and collaborators have presented their research at numerous scientific conferences in 2016.
This informational graphic highlights important facts about the Interactive Autism Network, its research participants, and autism studies during its 10 year history.
A new IAN Research survey is delving deeper into the elopement and wandering patterns of children and dependent adults with autism, and looking at the prevention strategies that caregivers implement.
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.
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)