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

Some mutations tied to autism may be passed down from fathers

April 19, 2018

Some children with autism carry rare mutations in DNA segments that flank genes and control their expression — and they tend to inherit these mutations from their unaffected

Top autism gene may alter sensory perception

April 16, 2018

An unusual brain response to sound may distinguish children with mutations in SCN2A, a leading candidate gene for autism.

Loss of autism gene makes mice sensitive to pain

April 09, 2018

Mice lacking CNTNAP2, a gene strongly linked to autism, are acutely sensitive to pain, according to a new study. Loss of the gene makes some of their sensory neurons unusually