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.
The hardest part of having autism is the anxiety, a woman with autism said. Anxiety is separate from autism, but it is not surprising that she sees the two disorders as being linked. An extraordinary number of people with autism also have anxiety. Must they endure it in silence?
A decade ago, hundreds of families began gathering in clinics across North America to take part in an autism research project. They gave blood, answered questions, took tests. How have these 2,600 families influenced our understanding of autism today?
Here are answers to your questions from the Webinar on Teens and Screens, and more technology resources.
Find out about the autism research priorities of IAN's community advisors, who include parents, adults with ASD, and professionals.
Among their many contributions to autism research, the families in the Simons Simplex project have given us insight into the lives of girls on the spectrum.
Will this work? Many parents wonder that before investing in a new autism therapy. Our blog has some resources for finding the answers.
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.
Now that the world is becoming familiar with autism and its symptoms, many adults are finding autism-like traits in themselves and others and wondering where, how, and if they should get a professional diagnosis.