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

Autism mutation may disrupt brain structure by disabling mitochondria

June 13, 2019

Mice that lack a segment of chromosome 22 — a mutation associated with autism — have unusually sparse connections between brain regions, according to a new study.

Monkeys with autism mutation show condition’s key traits

June 12, 2019

Researchers have engineered two generations of monkeys with mutations in SHANK3, a top autism gene.

Communication in brain shows sex difference in autism

June 03, 2019

Autistic women show unusually strong connections, and autistic men unusually weak ones, between two specific brain regions, according to a new study.