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Research process and autism
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.
What have scientists learned about autism from brain tissue research, and what do they hope to learn? Listen to David Amaral, Ph.D., of the University of California MIND Institute, as he discussed brain research during an online webinar October 28, 2015.
Louis Reichardt has scaled the world's highest mountains while making breakthroughs in neuroscience. What kind of person drives himself with equal intensity under the fluorescent lights of a lab as well as the blinding sunlight of Everest?
Members of IAN's project team and our collaborators have made numerous peer-reviewed presentations at scientific conferences. Select the links to download the presentations or posters.
National Geographic arrives with the provocative title, "The War on Science." Inside, readers learn that some people are skeptical of vaccines and other things commonly accepted by scientists. Into this divide comes Dr. Ruth Fischbach. Can her study on autism close the gap between parents and scientists?
This recorded webinar with Ruth L. Fischbach Ph.D. explores how parents and scientists differ – or agree – on important topics including the causes of autism, genetic testing, and stigma.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld stepped into a minefield when he diagnosed himself as being on the autism spectrum – "on a very drawn out scale." He complained of problems with social engagement and understanding figures of speech. Were these faint whispers of autism he described similar to the Broad Autism Phenotype?
Raphael Bernier wanted to help people with their day-to-day lives. Could he do that from an autism research lab?
The headline was, as headlines should be, attention-grabbing: "UC Davis Autism Study: Early Intervention Helped 86% of Toddlers." But what did that really mean?