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

Autistic Brains Function Oppositely to Psychotic Ones

March 20, 2018

According to the diametric model of mental illness, superficially similar social deficits in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and psychotic spectrum disorders such as

Autism: Anti-cancer drug may improve social behavior

March 14, 2018

New research led by the State University of New York at Buffalo suggests that an anti-cancer drug may be able to reverse social impairments associated with autism.

Sensory aspects of speech linked to language issues in autism

March 08, 2018

Children with autism pay just as much attention to speech that doesn’t match lip movements as to speech in which sight and sound are coordinated, according to a new study.