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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New York Times
New York Times
December 29, 2011
On the front page of Monday’s NY Times, Amy Harmon introduces Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith, two young adults diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a brain...
James C. McPartland, Ph.D. of Yale University
James McPartland, Ph.D.
December 23, 2011
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee James C. McPartland, Ph.D. and colleagues at Yale University have conducted recent studies on Autism and the ability to...
Paul H. Patterson, Ph.D.,  NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee
Paul H. Patterson, Ph.D
November 30, 2011
I recently wrote a book intended for the general public in which I examine the involvement of the immune system in autism, schizophrenia and major depressive...
Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD
Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD
November 21, 2011
Scientific Council Member Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD and colleagues have conducted key research revealing for the first time how alterations to gene expression...

October 24, 2011
A team including NARSAD Grantees at the Yale School of Medicine (Arie Kaffman, MD, PhD; Michael J. Meaney, PhD; and Ronald S. Duman, PhD) have discovered that...

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