One out of 88 children in the United States has been diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. There is no cure and relatively few treatments that work well for everyone on the autism spectrum. But research, including ground-breaking studies on infants, is making great strides to better understanding autism spectrum disorders.
Investigators at the Center for Autism Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine lead innovative teams investigating what causes autism spectrum disorders and possible ways of treating it.
One of the studies conducted by UPenn and the Center for Autism Research involves exploring the early signs of autism. Check out this video from the University of Pennsylvania about the study, called the Infant Brain Imaging Study: