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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

Mice reveal how top autism gene may disrupt brain structure

August 26, 2019

Mutations in an autism gene called ANK2 may alter brain wiring by causing the growth of excess neuronal connections.

Studies of autism treatments lack standard yardsticks

August 21, 2019

Clinical trials of autism treatments rarely use a consistent set of tools to measure efficacy, a new study suggests1.

Analysis finds no evidence for popular autism communication method

August 15, 2019

A comprehensive review has found no scientific basis for a controversial technique that supposedly helps autistic people communicate.