Recruiting participants for a groundbreaking initiative combining web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research & speed discovery of treatments & supports.
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 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.
October 13 & 14 - Register for the premier educational autism event to increase the understanding of ASD.
Matthew is non-verbal and has an autism spectrum disorder. A patient of Kennedy Krieger's Center for Autism and Related Disorders for more than a decade, he has blossomed with the support of his therapists and teachers. View video
Join the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), the US's Participant-Powered Autism Research Network, and help advance findings about autism's causes, treatments, and therapies. View video
Kennedy Krieger Institute is one of a select group of 21 leading national research institutions chosen by SFARI to participate in SPARK - a groundbreaking initiative combining web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of treatments and supports. Learn more >