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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John L. R. Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D., Brain Researcher, expert in schizophrenia and autism
John Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D.
February 07, 2013
Collaborating researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed an atlas of the brain’s “...
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Grantee Inge-Marie Eigsti, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut
Inge-Marie Eigsti, Ph.D.
January 18, 2013
A recent study published online on Jan. 16 and scheduled for print publication in the Feb. 2013 issue of Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry shows that...
Jonathan L. Sebat, Ph.D., recipient of a 2010 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Jonathan L. Sebat, Ph.D.
December 21, 2012
Jonathan L. Sebat, Ph.D., recipient of a 2010 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, and his international...
Olivier Manzoni, Ph.D., Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale in France, autism expert
Olivier Manzoni, Ph.D.
December 17, 2012
From The Quarterly, Fall 2012 Supported with a NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant, an international team of scientists has made critical new discoveries...
Gavin Rumbaugh Ph.D., NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee and assistant professor at the Scripps Research Institute, Expert on Autism
Gavin Rumbaugh Ph.D.
November 12, 2012
Gavin Rumbaugh Ph.D., NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee and assistant professor at the Scripps Research Institute, led new research finding that mutations in a...

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