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.


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