Today is World Autism Awareness Day, and in these uncertain times, we remain as committed as ever to advancing emerging research while providing the latest science-based information for people of all ages on the autism spectrum. With so much happening, many may have missed the Centers for Disease Control’s announcement last month that autism affects 1 in 54 individuals under 21 living in the U.S. This announcement once again underscores the urgent need to fund biological research on the cause of autism and potential treatments for people on the spectrum.
For now, we will focus on streaming educational events, providing free tools, and funding the studies that must go on when the challenges of COVID-19 pass in the months to come.
Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.