Envisioning a Brighter Future for Those Growing Up with Autism


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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

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Multiple genes may conspire to lead to autism traits

The many genes missing in Williams syndrome, a condition related to autism, may all work together to exert their effects on...

Brains of autistic people show unusual left-right symmetry

The hemispheres in autistic people’s brains are more symmetrical than those of their typical peers, according to the largest...

Risk genes for autism overlap with those for attention deficit

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) carry rare, harmful mutations in many of the same genes as people...