The minute she heard the word "autism" as a possible concern about her son, she knew, unequivocally, the way parents sometimes do. Walk with Kriston Norris on her autism journey, part of a series of profiles of the remarkable families in IAN.
Simons Simplex Collection (SSC)
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.
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.
From speech development to friendships, from genes to girls' experiences, you will find articles that explore the effect of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on the health and social well-being of people with ASD and their families.
A listing of articles produced for Simons Simplex Collection families, including researching involving their information.
Are you curious what your fellow Simons Simplex Community families are doing now, or what has come from your research participation?
Watch an online presentation, or webinar, on autism-related topics.
Autism Research Survey Results - Live
Welcome Simons Simplex Community members to your research home at the Interactive Autism Network.
Researchers found that most young children with autism spectrum disorder and severe language delay developed "phrase or fluent" speech by age 8, with almost half achieving fluent speech. These findings suggest that a greater percentage of children with autism "may be capable of attaining phrase speech than previously reported."