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

Genetics plays outsized role in autism, large study shows

October 15, 2018

Autism is more heritable than anorexia, alcohol dependence, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to an analysis of data from nearly 4.5 million people.

Siblings of children with autism have social, emotional problems

October 11, 2018

Even typical siblings of children with autism tend to struggle with anxiety, depression and social difficulties, according to a large new analysis.

Overlap in traits of autism, attention deficit persists into adulthood

October 08, 2018

Traits linked to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to co-occur even in adulthood, according to one of the first studies of the traits in that age group.<