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Director's Message

Messages about Autism

Addressing the Needs of the Autism Community During COVID-19

By Joshua Gordon on

In this message for Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Gordon highlights the specific impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

Piecing Together the Genetic Puzzle of Autism

By Joshua Gordon on

In this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon looks at new findings that help shed light on the complex causal web that leads from genes to autism.

Coping with Coronavirus: Support for the Autism Community

By Joshua Gordon on

In this autism awareness month Director’s message, Dr. Gordon addresses the challenges faced by individuals with autism and their families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Progress and Priorities in Autism Research: It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Springtime

By Joshua Gordon on

April is Autism Awareness Month and in this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon discusses the past, present, and future of autism research.

Autism Awareness Month

By Joshua Gordon on

For Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Gordon offers a snapshot of federal efforts and research findings related to autism spectrum disorder.

Towards Interventions Across the Autism Spectrum

By Joshua Gordon on

In the second of two messages for Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Gordon talks about NIMH funding of research aimed at developing interventions and services for people across the lifespan with autism spectrum disorder.

Autism Awareness Month: Genes and Development in Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Joshua Gordon on

Dr. Gordon discusses research aimed at identifying the causes of autism spectrum disorder including findings emerging from studies of genetic factors.