The input from the families builds a database of valuable information that can help researchers find clues leading to better diagnosis and treatment of children with autism. In addition, families who register can be matched with local and national research studies that further understanding about autism. In April, IAN celebrated its one-year anniversary. To date, more than 22,000 people have registered with the site. In addition, more than 70 research studies are using the data derived from families.
For more information, or to participate in the program, log onto: http://www.iancommunity.org.