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George Washington University During "Light It Up Blue" in April. Photo: InFocus Project, CSAAC. Photo by: Brian D.
The mission of the AND Initiative is to improve the lives and address the needs of adolescents and young adults with autism as they transition into adulthood. Currently, the AND Initiative has 100 affiliated GW faculty members representing six of our colleges.

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Dr. Richard Grinker to lead GW's participation of NYC’s Korean Community Autism Hotline

Dr. Richard Grinker, GW CCAS Faculty

Dr. Richard Grinker, Professor of Anthropology, International Affairs, and Human Sciences; Chair, Anthropology Department in CCAS will lead GW's participation of NYC’s Korean Community Autism Hotline. Preceding this award Dr. Grinker's team translated the materials, from English to Korean, to facilitate the project.

Search in Progress

GW's Autism & Neurodevelopmental Insitute (AND) opens the search for the Founding Director/Professor position.

Is the U.S. Prepared for a Growing Population of Adults With Autism?

Autism is on the rise: More than 1.5 million people have the condition in the United States alone.

Capitol Hill

U.S. Senate Approves ABLE Act

The ABLE Act allows for savings accounts for individuals with disabilities for certain expenses, like education, housing, and transportation, without jeopardizing certain important federal benefits

Christy Willis Retires After 30 Year Career

Christy Willis didn’t intend disability support to be her life’s work.

LaMantia & Wu

GW Researchers Seek to Understand Brain Abnormalities

The human brain is a “monstrous, beautiful mess,” author William F. Allman wrote in 1989.

Parents and "Magic Wand"

Linking Passions to Jobs for Adults with Autism

For any recent high school graduate, the stress of leaving home, choosing a career path and starting life on one’s own can feel daunting.

Leo Chalupa, Vice President for Research

Autism institute begins search for director

Leo Chalupa, GW's vice president for research, said a search committee for the director of the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Initiative was formed about two months ago, but he wanted the faculty involved to take their time trying to fill the position.