Transformative donation of $16 million establishes new autism research centre at MNI

News

A new research centre in Montreal will help lift the shroud of mystery surrounding autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and lead to the development of better diagnostic tools and more effective therapies for people with autism. Thanks to an extraordinary $16-million donation from the Azrieli Foundation, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is creating the Azrieli Centre for Autism Research.

Providing support for adults with autism

Research

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behaviour, that is generally detected in early childhood. Children with ASD are generally well supported during their school years, but few services exist once they reach adulthood, nor is there much research on what types of services are effective for adults with ASD. Today, on World Autism Awareness Day, read more about the transition support program for adults with ASD developed by McGill’s Dr. Aparna Nadig and Dr. Tara Flanagan.