Kennedy Krieger Institute Launches First National Online Autism Register

April 2, 2007

The Interactive Autism Network to Accelerate Autism Research by Linking Researchers and Families Nationwide

April 2, 2007 (Baltimore, MD)—Kennedy Krieger Institute today announced the launch of the Interactive Autism Network (IAN)—the first national online autism registry—at Parents are filled with questions about autism, and, unfortunately, researchers are still struggling with many of the same questions. IAN brings these two groups together in a way that's never been done before, through an online registry, to find answers.

Designed to drive autism research forward more quickly and efficiently, IAN will facilitate the exploration of causes, treatments and the search for a possible cure to this puzzling disorder. The Kennedy Krieger project is spearheaded by the husband and wife research team of Drs. Paul and Kiely Law, physicians by training and parents of a 13-year-old son with autism.

View the complete press release on the Autism Speaks website.