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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

Language regression in autism tied to motor milestones

October 09, 2019

Autistic children who lose words reach key milestones earlier than autistic children without language regression, according to a new study.

Autistic girls’ brains show distinct anatomical features

September 16, 2019

Nerve fiber tracts in the brains of autistic girls are more fragmented than those of typical girls.

Therapy improves speech in autistic children with language delay

September 12, 2019

A behavioral therapy called pivotal response treatment (PRT) boosts the communication skills of autistic children with language delay better than do standard speech and autism therapies, a small st