If you have a child with autism, there is a 1 in 5 chance you will have another child on the spectrum.
We believe that early identification, intervention, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders are key to maximizing potential and preventing major problems throughout a child's life.
The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) is the nation's largest online autism research effort. IAN Research collects critically needed data from families online to share with researchers and matches participants to studies nationwide.
A national leader in the field of autism education, we offer a variety of programs in classroom and work-based learning settings that are specifically designed for students with autism spectrum disorders.
More than 45,000 readers visit the Interactive Autism Network's (IAN) Community website each month in search of reliable, evidence-based information on the latest research, treatments, and findings in autism.
At Kennedy Krieger, our doctors, researchers, educators, and therapists are working together to tackle the complex challenges surrounding autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which affect one out of every 68 children in the United States. Our investigators are developing new patient care models and therapies validated through innovative research conducted here at the Institute and at other research centers around the world. Informed by this knowledge, our interdisciplinary team has developed a wide array of programs and services to provide families with the diagnostic, treatment, and educational support their children need to succeed in family, school, and community life. The Institute's participation in the Autism Treatment Network is helping to drive forward the understanding and treatment of these puzzling disorders, and our creation of the Interactive Autism Network is accelerating the pace of autism research nation-wide.
You should know there is a 1 in 5 chance you will have another child on the spectrum.
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Kennedy Krieger Institute's Dr. Rebecca Landa has authored the introduction to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum: 101 Inspirational Stories for Parents of Children with Autism and Asperger's, available at booksellers nationwide on April 2, 2013.
Proceeds raised from book sales will support research efforts at Kennedy Krieger's Center for Autism & Related Disorders that are aimed at uncovering the earliest signs of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in baby siblings of children already diagnosed with an ASD. If you buy the book through Kennedy Krieger, a majority of the proceeds will be donated to the Institute, and your book will be autographed by Dr. Landa. Learn more about early detection research at Kennedy Krieger.
These revealing, personal stories will inspire you, educate you, make you laugh, and make you cry as you share in the experiences of other parents and caregivers in the ASD community.