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.
Research participation and autism
You have a child with autism to raise, school programs to consider, and behavior to manage. Why should you care about autism research?
To unlock the mysteries of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) — and develop better therapies — research across a wide variety of disciplines is essential. Scientists play a crucial role in this process, but they cannot do it alone. People with ASD and their families can play a vital part by participating in research studies and becoming informed consumers of research.
Are you curious what your fellow Simons Simplex Community families are doing now, or what has come from your research participation?
Welcome Simons Simplex Community members to your research home at the Interactive Autism Network.
A mother tells the story of her autism journey...and why participating in research is so important.
"If you know one person with autism, you know one person with autism," people familiar with the condition will say.
The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) is partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to accelerate autism research like never before. How?
Most families affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have just one child with ASD.
Note: Recruitment for this study has ended. Thanks to all of the families that participated!