While many approaches are needed to unlock the secrets of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), researchers are learning much by studying brain tissue.
Research process and autism
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.
Interview with Walter E. Kaufmann, M.D., the Director of the Center for Genetic Disorders of Cognition and Behavior at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Deciding on treatment choices for a child with autism can be overwhelming. Many different interventions and techniques are offered, from medications to diets, from vitamins to occupational therapy, from cognitive-behavioral techniques to biofeedback training. It can be difficult to decide what to try, and even harder to tell what is effective. How do you know when a treatment is working?
A belief in the value of sharing...
The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) was created in order to bring parents and researchers together with the goal of accelerating and expanding high quality, autism-focused research.
There was a time when autism was believed to be entirely psychological, the result of rejecting, cold parenting. This was completely untrue, as scientists, researchers, and clinicians came to realize. It is now widely accepted that a complex combination of genetic factors plays some role in the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).
Diagnostic categories describe the what of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). They list challenging behaviors, unusual ways of being, and other characteristics as criteria for
It is not often that the parent, teacher, or friend of a person with autism spectrum disorder is also a scientist. Whether you’re a lawyer or a plumber, a homemaker or a musician, making sense of autism research may seem a daunting task. Learning to understand and evaluate autism research, however, is easier than you might think, and well worth the effort. Becoming a knowledgeable consumer of research will empower you as you advocate for a person with an ASD.