Autism/Asperger’s Research Program

Autism is a major developmental disorder that affects approximately one in 68 children, and if untreated, results in lifelong challenges in communication, social interaction, and behavior. 

Directed by James Adams, the Autism/Asperger’s Research Program at ASU is dedicated to finding the causes, and conducts landmark research in autism prevention, as well as best methods of helping people affected by the disorder. The crossdisciplinary research team and its collaborators include physicians, nutritionists, biochemists, scientists and other staff. The program focus is primarily on biomedical issues, including nutritional deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity, and bacterial/yeast overgrowths in the gut.