New Autism Study is a Pain in the Calf

This summer, ASF will begin funding a post-doctoral fellowship to Dr. Michelle Failla at Vanderbilt University to understand the pain response in people with autism.  This study will examine both verbal responses to pain, as well as nonverbal responses like heart rate, facial expression and stress response, to a mild stimuli in adults with ASD.  In a new blog, ASF president and co-founder Alison Singer talks about experiencing the research protocol.  You can read more here.