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.


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Basic human research is helping us understand the neuroscience of autism

Dr. Molholm and colleagues suggested that electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings could potentially reveal the autism severity in individuals affected by autism. The study found that children with autism process sensory information less rapidly than typically developing children do.

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.

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.

ICARE4Autism meeting has gathered a diverse community of autism professionals at Einstein

The ICare4Autism Conference was held at Einstein with a diverse community of professionals. The goal of the meeting was to increase awareness, knowledge of medical & educational research findings, clinical best-practices, inform policymakers, and empower people with autism and their family members. 

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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.


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




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.




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