Carla Mazefsky became fascinated with autism in college. Inspired by her job teaching a boy with autism, she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others on the spectrum. Follow the path she took in this quest.
Research process and autism
From research on elopement to school services, IAN's project team and collaborators have presented their research at scientific conferences in 2017.
J. Kiely Law, research director and co-founder of the Interactive Autism Network, answers some common questions about what research really is – and isn't. Dr. Law is a physician, a researcher, and the mother of a young adult with autism spectrum disorder.
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.
Find out about the autism research priorities of IAN's community advisors, who include parents, adults with ASD, and professionals.
Among their many contributions to autism research, the families in the Simons Simplex project have given us insight into the lives of girls on the spectrum.
Will this work? Many parents wonder that before investing in a new autism therapy. Our blog has some resources for finding the answers.
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.
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.