The symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) create significant problems for over half of all children with autism and may be both under-recognized and under-treated by pediatricians.
Many opportunities are available for families to participate in autism research. You can join a clinical trial, enroll in a research study, contribute to our rich genetic database or participate online by adding your family information to a research database. Nearly 90 percent of children with cancer are enrolled in clinical trials--contrasted with only 5 percent of children with autism. Your participation can make a difference in the lives of all who struggle with autism.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to facilitating global research into the causes, treatments and prevention of autism by:
• Promoting cross-disciplinary cooperation
• Funding research
• Organizing research summit meetings
• Establishing standards for data collection and management to benefit the scientific community