- About ASF
- What is Autism?
- How Common is Autism?
- Early Signs of Autism
- Autism Diagnosis
- Following a Diagnosis
- Treatment Options
- Beware of Non-Evidence-Based Treatments
- Statement on Use of Medical Marijuana for People with Autism
- Autism and Vaccines
- Autism Science
- Quick Facts About Autism
- What We Fund
- Apply for a Fellowship
- Apply for a Research Accelerator Grant
- Apply for an Undergraduate Summer Research Grant
- Funding Calendar
- ASF Funded Research
- Where Are They Now?
- ASF Supported Findings
- Autism Sisters Project
- Baby Siblings Research Consortium
- Get Involved
- Day of Learning
- Year End Summaries
- Contact Us
2007 Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorders Research
Published July 15, 2008 in Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee
For individuals and families affected by ASD, the most meaningful research findings may be ones that address six critical questions they face:
- When should I be concerned?
- How can I understand what is happening?
- What caused this to happen, and can this be prevented?
- Which treatments and interventions will help?
- Where can I turn for services?
- What does the future hold?
This report highlights ten scientific advances in ASD research from 2007, organized by these critical questions faced by individuals and families affected by ASD.