Gabriela and staff testing EEG

Mission and Vision

The George Washington University’s Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute (ANDI) was established to conduct groundbreaking research that will:

As the lead site and only member of a National Institutes of Health’s Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) network in the mid-Atlantic, ANDI will harness the expertise of its researchers and clinicians to provide top-notch clinical services in DC and Northern Virginia while connecting faculty, families affected by ASD and policymakers to tackle tough questions that continue to divide the ASD community.

The institute will also develop more effective interventions, treatments and policies specifically focused on supporting women and girls with autism and individuals transitioning to adulthood, two groups that are often underserved and under-researched.

Despite more than 3.5 million Americans living with ASD, there is still significant mystery to its causes and which treatments are most effective. By combining science, evidence-based treatments and smart policy, ANDI will create better outcomes and better futures for those living with ASD.


Our Partners

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ANDI is proud to be working with the INOVA Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI). ITMI is transforming healthcare with groundbreaking genomics research. ITMI is a not-for-profit research institute that applies genomic and clinical information from individuals to develop innovative methods for personalized healthcare.

GW Medical Faculty Associates

The GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) are committed to comprehensive, thorough and accessible patient care through their 950 doctors across 51 medical specialties.

The George Washington University Hospital

The George Washington University Hospital serves a diverse group of patients from area residents to visiting dignitaries and heads of state, and has a century-long tradition of providing medical care in a comfortable and convenient environment.

Children’s National Health System

Children’s National Health System is the premier provider of pediatric care in Washington, DC. ANDI works with several centers at Children’s National, in particular the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC).