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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Anita Thapar, F.R.C.Psych., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on autism
Dr. Anita Thapar
October 20, 2014
Research led by Anita Thapar, F.R.C.Psych., Ph.D.,  winner of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation 2014 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in...
Christopher Walsh, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Christopher Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.
September 22, 2014
Two-time NARSAD Grantee (1998 and 2008) Christopher Walsh, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Division of Genetics at Boston Children’s Hospital, and colleagues, have...
Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D.
September 11, 2014
Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D., recipient of a 2009 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant, supported by a Research Partnership with the Robert, Martha and John Atherton...
Bradley S. Peterson, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on autism
Bradley S. Peterson, M.D., Ph.D.
August 22, 2014
In research published online Thursday, August 21st in Neuron, a team of researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), including 2010 NARSAD...
Michael M. Halassa, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on autism
Michael M. Halassa, M.D., Ph.D.
August 15, 2014
Mental illness is increasingly believed to be caused by malfunctioning circuitry in the brain. In newly published research led by Michael M. Halassa, M.D., Ph....

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