From research on suicide to mobile health participation, the IAN team and collaborators are presenting their research at scientific conferences in 2018.
Research process and autism
As it turns out, IAN has been a colossal collaboration between more than 60,000 research participants and 500 research projects, numerous advocates, governmental and non-governmental organizations, research institutions, and clinicians. Learn more about these collaborations.
Be honest: how many times have you read the results of a new autism research study, and rolled your eyes? "Tell me something I don't know," you say. Do you wonder why scientists spend their time studying things that seem kind of, well, obvious? Find out why researchers do the things they do.
We hear a lot about DNA, but what is this molecule, really, and what can it tell us about autism?
The different subtypes of autism became a hot topic of discussion in 2017. What did autism researchers learn? Read the Autism Science Foundation's year in review.
Autism is generally a lifelong condition, but there is currently very little understanding of how the brain changes in people with ASD as they age. What research is needed?
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.
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.