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

Large set of brain scans reveals no telltale signs of autism

March 21, 2019

The brains of autistic children show few differences from those of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or even of controls.

Early activity of brain’s emotion hub may yield clues to autism

March 11, 2019

The brain’s emotion center, the amygdala, undergoes dramatic changes during the first year of life, new research suggests. 

Autism diagnosis often followed by identification of other conditions

March 07, 2019

Behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) crop up in about one in three autistic people within 15 years of their autism diagnosis. About 20 percent