Citizen science parents furthering autism research

Meg Guard
Research Assistant

This article published by Spectrum News explores how parents of children with autism can be influential in directing the field of autism research.  This article discusses how parents, without formal science training, founded organizations to help further research on autism.  These citizen-scientist parents use their professional skills to help raise funds for high risk research that otherwise would go unfunded. These parents also work to align scientists’ goals with the goals of parents, which is to find treatments for chronic issues children with autism face on a day-to-day basis. Read more about these parents making a difference at: