Time was short. It was August, and we needed to prepare a "back to school" article for the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) website. We needed to talk to some experienced parents about how to prepare students with autism for a new school year. Who did we call?
Research participation and 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.
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.
In these videos, researchers affiliated with the Simons Simplex Community discuss their autism-related research, the research process, and the importance of family involvement in autism research.
The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) is an innovative online project bringing together tens of thousands of people affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and hundreds of researchers in a search for answers. Individuals with an ASD and their families can share information in a secure setting to become part of the largest online autism research effort. The data collected by IAN both facilitates scientific research and empowers autism community leaders to advocate for improved services and resources.
The minute she heard the word "autism" as a possible concern about her son, she knew, unequivocally, the way parents sometimes do. Walk with Kriston Norris on her autism journey, part of a series of profiles of the remarkable families in IAN.
You have a child with autism to raise, school programs to consider, and behavior to manage. Why should you care about autism research?