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

Faculty Research Highlights

Latest News

Are Girls With Autism the Key to Figuring out the Disorder?

October 25, 2016

Autism is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises. Dr. Kevin Pelphrey discusses gender differences in

An Auditory Component to Autism

September 01, 2016

New evidence suggests people with autism can recognize feelings and other traits of humanness in voices as well as—or even better than—neurotypical people do.

Opinion: "Reckless Report Exaggerates Flaws in Brain Scan Software"

August 16, 2016

A recently-published report overstates the impact of the software snafu on studies involving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).