Autism: Genetic Discoveries, Novel Assessment Systems, and Behavioral Intervention
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or autism, is a neurobiological disorder characterized by impairments in social communication and interaction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of children with ASD is one in 44 nationally and one in 35 in New Jersey, and the disorder is four times higher in boys than in girls.
Research suggests that autism is a genetic disorder, possibly triggered by environmental factors yet to be determined. Unfortunately, there’s no one cause of ASD and the needs of individuals with autism are unique, complex, and can impact their lives and those of their families. Early diagnosis and appropriate intervention are crucial to support healthy brain development and improve learning, communication, and social skills.
Please join renowned Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences faculty as they present groundbreaking research, innovative assessment tools, and pioneering treatment programs with the potential to transform the lives of millions with ASD.