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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One in five autistic adults may have an anxiety disorder

Adults with autism are more than twice as likely as neurotypical people to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, a new study...

Surplus of immune cells may mark brains of autistic people

Blood vessels in the brains of more than half of autistic people have an unusually large number of immune cells called T cells...

Motor problems in autistic people may be grossly underestimated

At least one in three autistic children has significant movement difficulties, according to a study of more than 2,000...