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

Study revives serotonin as target for autism treatments

August 08, 2018

Boosting levels of the chemical messenger serotonin makes mice that model autism more social, according to a study published today in Nature.

Signs of anxiety in infancy may foreshadow autism

August 06, 2018

Fearfulness and shyness in babies and toddlers predict features of autism at age 7, according to a new study. But early problems with impulse control and hyperactivity do not augur

Blocking key enzyme eases memory problems, anxiety in autism mice

August 01, 2018

Blocking an enzyme called ERK prevents some unusual behaviors and brain structure in mice missing a segment of chromosome 16. Loss or gain of a copy of this segment, 16p11.2, is