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

Communication in brain may be remarkably constant in autism

January 14, 2019

Patterns of brain activity in people with autism are unusually consistent over seconds — and even years, two new studies suggest.

Autistic children’s language skills stay stable relative to peers

January 10, 2019

Toddlers with strong language skills continue to outperform their peers as they grow up, whereas those with poor skills tend to lag behind, according to a large study that tracked

CRISPR studies hint at cell pathways involved in autism

January 07, 2019

A variety of genetic risk factors for autism disrupt some of the same processes in cells, two new studies suggest. Both studies used the DNA-editing tool CRISPR to mutate genes with