ADVANCING AUTISM RESEARCH AND CARE
Changing lives through cutting-edge research to advance diagnosis and multi-disciplinary clinical care
Researchers and clinicians at Einstein and Montefiore are
highly committed to understanding the causes of autism and promoting effective treatments.
Some children can 'recover' from autism, but problems often remain, study finds
Research in the past several years has shown that children can outgrow a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, once considered a lifelong condition. In a new study, researchers have found that the vast majority of such children still have difficulties that require therapeutic and educational support.
Potential role of cerebellum in social functioning and autism
Dr. Khodakhah and colleagues at Albert Einstein College of Medicine spublished a study in the journal of Scuggests that social behavior requires a functioning cerebellum-VTA pathway and that interference with this pathway may be a glitch through which cerebellar dysfunction contributes to autism.
Recent finding can help identifying therapeutic targets for syndromic autism
The group of Dr. Bryen Jordan has recently characterized a novel genetic disorder that can lead to autism. The group has identified patients harboring monogenic deletions of the ANKS1B gene. Affected individuals present with a spectrum of neurodevelopmental phenotypes, including autism and speech and motor deficits.
Promising treatments for autism are being tested at Einstein and Montefiore
Dr. Eric Hollander and colleagues are investigating potential therapies to the rigor of solid scientific research to inform parents and clinicians about the therapies’ usefulness. From cannabis to whipworms, scientifically promising treatments for autism are being tested at Einstein and Montefiore.
Dr. Isabelle Rapin
A pioneer of Autism Research
Dr. Isabelle Rapin served as a professor of both Neurology and Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine n New York City from 1958 until her retirement in 2012.
"Calling Isabelle Rapin one of the founding mothers of autism is very appropriate. With the gravity she carried, she moved us into a modern understanding of autism
Dr. Thomas Frazier II, the chief science officer of Autism Speaks
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DID YOU KNOW?
Albert Einstein College of Medicine has 63 years of history assessing Autism
1 in 54 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with Autism. Boys are 4 times more likely to be diagnosed than girls.
30 to 61 percent of children with Autism are affected by Attention Deficient Disorder
Autism costs a family $60,000 a year, which can be reduced by 2/3 with early intervention.