As a college student, Catherine Lord began working with children who had a rare and poorly understood condition called autism. Now, four decades later, Dr. Lord reflects on her years of exploring autism through research.
Research process and autism
Are you curious about the doctors and researchers who have used the data you contributed to the Simons Simplex Collection autism research project? Here you will "meet" them and learn about their experiences and interests – and why they find autism research to be so important.
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.
A listing of articles produced for Simons Simplex Collection families, including researching involving their information.
Autism Research Survey Results - Live
Parents are bombarded with stories that say autism is linked to a smorgasbord of things, from mom's age to air pollution. How do we make sense of this?
While many approaches are needed to unlock the secrets of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), researchers are learning much by studying brain tissue.
Connie Anderson, Ph.D.
IAN Community Scientific Liaison
Date First Published: May 27, 2011
This page describes the articles published in peer-reviewed journals to which the IAN Team has contributed.