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.
Research participation and autism
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!
Researchers from the IAN Project, along with other researchers, have published an important paper in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine entitled "Characteristics and Concordance of Autism Spectrum Disorders Among 277 Twin Pairs." It is based on information provided by the families of twins to IAN Research.
If I Could Do One Thing, IAN Parents Video
Parents share their thoughts about the IAN Project and the critical role parents play in accelerating the pace of autism research.