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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

Surplus of immune cells may mark brains of autistic people

November 11, 2019

Blood vessels in the brains of more than half of autistic people have an unusually large number of immune cells called T cells, according to an analysis of postmortem tissue.

Motor problems in autistic people may be grossly underestimated

November 04, 2019

At least one in three autistic children has significant movement difficulties, according to a study of more than 2,000 children.

Analysis finds little evidence to support dietary interventions for autism

October 28, 2019

Special diets that eliminate certain foods or contain added supplements have minimal impact on autism traits, according to a review of data from 27 clinical trials.