Autism

Did you know 1-in-68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

Almost half of children identified with autism has average to above average intellectual ability. Tweet >

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.

Autism symptoms and behaviors can range from mild to severe, and may seem to appear gradually or suddenly. Symptoms include social deficits, communication difficulties, repetitive behaviors, sensory difficulties, and unusual abilities.

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Alysson R. Muotri, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Alysson R. Muotri, Ph.D.
November 17, 2014
A newly published study of autism sheds a glimmer of light on how some patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related illnesses may be diagnosed and...
Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D.
November 04, 2014
Two new studies of DNA sampled from people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)––the largest such studies ever––have provided the most vivid picture so far of...
Christelle Golzio, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Christelle Golzio, Ph.D.
October 28, 2014
A team of researchers that includes 2013 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Christelle Golzio, Ph.D., has identified the causal gene for a rare...
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...

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