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

Nerves that control heart rate may contribute to autism

February 13, 2019

The part of the nervous system that regulates heart rate and breathing is involved in autism, a new study suggests.

Study strengthens autism’s curious link to gender variance

January 29, 2019

Traits associated with autism and gender variance co-occur even among typical children, a new study suggests. The finding may ease some of the skepticism about the overlap between

Severe infections in childhood may boost chances of autism diagnosis

January 23, 2019

Children who contract serious infections have an increased likelihood of being diagnosed with autism, a study of more than 1 million children suggests.