Autism

Did you know that 1-in-68 children are diagnosed as ‘on the spectrum’ of ASD?

Autism, more commonly referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by clinicians and families, is a biological condition that limits a child’s ability to develop social relationships and communicate. As a result, children often have significant problems in learning and experience many behavioral difficulties. The condition is usually life-long, although overall outcome is improving.

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NARSAD Grantee, Melissa Bauman, Ph.D. of UC Davis, Expert in Autism Research
Melissa Bauman, Ph.D.
July 15, 2013
NARSAD Grantees from the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis) MIND Institute discovered that specific combinations of antibodies cross the placenta during...
Vinod Menon, Ph.D., professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Stanford University School of Medicine, an autism expert
Vinod Menon, Ph.D.
June 21, 2013
  It has been known for more than fifty years that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often appear indifferent to human voices, but it has not been...
Olivier J. Manzoni, Ph.D., of INSERM, expert on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety disorders
Olivier J. Manzoni, Ph.D.
June 04, 2013
Researchers commonly use fear extinction as the main line of treatment for anxiety disorders. Extinction therapy aims to train the patient to distinguish non-...
Study by Stewart A. Anderson, M.D., expert on schizophrenia and autism
Study by Dr. Stewart Anderson
May 09, 2013
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member Stewart A. Anderson, M.D., co-led a study in which stem cells—cells that are capable of...
Jonathan Mill, Ph.D., of King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry, an autism researcher
Jonathan Mill, Ph.D
April 23, 2013
In the largest study of its kind to date, NARSAD Grant-supported researcher Jonathan Mill, Ph.D., of King's College London and the University of Exeter, and...

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