On Monday night at 8pm, be sure to tune in for our newest episode of Hope Saves the Day on Autism Radio.Tonight's show talks about Honoring Our Men around the Globe and we also talk about The Autism Research Program at Queen’s University is part of a multi-disciplinary team of more than 70 researchers and clinicians called the Autism Spectrum Disorders – Canadian American Research Consortium (ASD-CARC). Together, under the direction of Dr. Jeanette Holden, we are working with over 3000 families in Canada and internationally who are dedicated to understanding the Autism Spectrum. Advances in knowledge about ASDs will ensure earlier treatment and brighter futures for individuals on the spectrum and their families. Our goal is to recruit and engage over 10,000 families in our ASD research. Our mission is to work towards a better understanding of the causes, origins and effects of Autism Spectrum Disorders; and the effects of treatmentfor persons with an ASD or a related disorder. Through our research projects, our goals are to:
- Uncover the different environmental and genetic factorsthat may contribute to the development of an ASD;
- Identify subgroupsof ASDs based on similarities and differences in individuals and family members;
- Develop methods for earlier and easier identification of an ASD;
- Identify and develop better treatment options for people with an ASD; and
- Develop better support systems for persons with ASDs and their family members based on what they tell us are needed.
If you would like to do any further research before sharing about our program, please visit our website at www.autismresearch.ca, or contact me directly at our toll free number: 1-866-273-2272.
Meagan Berlin, BAH candidate (Psychology) ASD-CARC Research Assistant