The study we published today gives me tremendous hope. Building on past research by many labs, we are seeing an understanding of the neurobiological development of autism beginning to emerge.
For decades, autism’s brain biology has remained a great mystery. We’ve known that there’s no single gene to point to as the culprit in all cases. We’ve known that autism is a complex disorder that presents differently among individuals. We have also known that most individuals with autism share a number of distinctive aspects of brain anatomy.