New developments in cognitive neuroscience, molecular biology, genetics and pharmacology are continually increasing scientists’ understanding of brain function. The sites featured here represent leading organizations working to understand, treat and prevent developmental disabilities.
IAN: Interactive Autism Network
The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) is the largest online autism research initiative in the U.S. – an innovative project that unites those affected by autism spectrum disorders with hundreds of researchers. A comprehensive collection of data and resources facilitating research and informing leaders for change.
M.I.N.D. Institute at U.C. Davis
The UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute The M.I.N.D. (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) Institute is an international research organization aimed at understanding the causes autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders and to develop effective diagnoses, treatments, preventions, and ultimately, cures. The institute employs a multidisciplinary approach to research, fostering collaboration among the fields of neuroscience, molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology and behavioral sciences toxicological sciences.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Current information about NICHD research projects, publications, news releases, and other activities related to autism and similar disorders.
The Child Study Center is a department at Yale University School of Medicine that brings together multiple disciplines to further the understanding of the problems of children and families. Among the many disciplines are child psychiatry, pediatrics, genetics, neurobiology, epidemiology, psychology, nursing, social work and social policy. The mission of the Center is to understand child development; social, behavioral, and emotional adjustment; and psychiatric disorders, and to help children and families in need of care. The Center is unusual in its scope of research; clinical services; training programs; policy work; and much local, state, national, and international collaboration. The strengths of the Center are reflected in the breadth and integrative nature of research, clinical services and training.
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