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Families and individuals with autism spectrum disorder play a critical role in helping researchers and clinicians better understand the disorder. Find out how you can participate in Interactive Autism Network (IAN) Research in a secure, online setting. By participating, you can help make new discoveries and empower advocates to improve the lives of children and adults with ASD.

Friday, May 20th 2016

From research on mothers and grandparents to teens and technology, IAN's families and researchers have contributed to knowledge about autism. View our recent conference presentations.

Thursday, May 19th 2016

A new study reveals conflicting pictures of autism in girls, showing just why it's so hard to pin down sex differences in ASD.

Thursday, April 14th 2016

Nearly half of the children with autism leave safe spaces. Help IAN learn more by taking part in our new Elopement Patterns and Caregiver Strategies Research Study.

Friday, April 8th 2016

Watch this video to learn about IAN and its importance for families, individuals with autism, and researchers.

Friday, April 8th 2016

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.

Thursday, April 7th 2016

The large wave of children diagnosed with autism in the 1990s are becoming adults and leaving their pediatricians. Are health care providers who treat adults ready for them? How well-trained are they in adult autism?

Tuesday, March 8th 2016

Children are being diagnosed with autism at earlier ages than a generation ago, but still not as soon as they can be. Early diagnosis is important because it leads to early intervention, which lessens the challenges of autism. Find out how to seek a diagnosis and intervention for a child suspected of having autism.

Sunday, February 21st 2016

View this recorded webinar with Beth Ann Malow, MD, MS, a nationally-recognized expert on the sleep problems of people with autism and other conditions.

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