Envisioning a Brighter Future for Those Growing Up with Autism


Envisioning a Brighter Future for Those Growing Up with Autism



April is Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month

Calendar with the following dates highlighted: April 1, 3, 11, 14, 17, 18, 28


ANDI Open House



Adaptive Yoga


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

Autism runs in families with history of brain conditions

April 15, 2019

Children in families with a history of brain conditions are at increased odds of being autistic, a large study in Sweden suggests.

In autism, depression takes on unusual forms

April 08, 2019

Depression may show up as insomnia and restlessness in children with autism, rather than as the more common feelings of sadness, a new study suggests.

Social problems in autism may impair practical life skills

March 28, 2019

Social difficulties in people with autism may contribute to their troubles with daily living — from brushing their teeth to taking a bus, according to a new study.