Groundbreaking Offord Centre research
on high-risk baby siblings of children
diagnosed with autism is featured in
the current issue of Newsweek magazine.
The cover story on 'Babies and Autism'
describes how researchers in Canada and
the U.S. are working to detect autism
in babies as young as six months. It
quotes developmental pediatrician Lonnie
Zwaigenbaum, a member of the Offord
Centre’s autism team and a lead
investigator for the Canadian study,
which was the first – and is still
the largest – in the world, involving
some 300 Canadian families.
Dr. Zwaigenbaum now leads a consortium
of researchers studying baby siblings
in 14 locations across the United States
and Canada. The project is funded by
the National Alliance for Autism Research
(NAAR) and the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) in the U.S.
The Newsweek cover story describes their
efforts to detect and diagnose children
earlier as "some of the most exciting
new work" taking place in the field
of autism research.
here to read the article