Envisioning a Brighter Future for Those Growing Up with Autism


Envisioning a Brighter Future for Those Growing Up with Autism



We are pleased that GW's Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute will perform research and policy work to address the needs of people with autism across various life stages. As our son matured, both he and our family began to face new challenges. There were not a lot of good programs, policies or strategies for individuals with autism transitioning to adulthood.

George Washington University Board of Trustees Chair Nelson Carbonell, Jr., B.S. '85, and Michele Carbonell

Latest News

Gene editing via nanoparticles may treat autism syndromes

July 05, 2018

Scientists have for the first time successfully delivered the gene-editing tool CRISPR into mouse brains and altered their behavior.

Rat squeaks may reveal autism gene’s role in communication

July 02, 2018

Rats with a mutation in CACNA1C, a gene linked to autism, make fewer happy squeaks while playing than controls do, and ignore other rats’ requests to play, a new study suggests.

Autism mutation alters balance of gut bacteria in mice

June 28, 2018

Mice with a mutation in a top autism gene called SHANK3 have altered levels of certain gut bacteria, a new study shows. Feeding the mice Lactobacillus reuteri, a microbe