Behavioral Research

  • Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College Programs - Ages 7- 12, 4-6

    Research into effective treatments and educational programming that maximizes quality of life for those with high functioning autism and aspergers and their families. Summer Max and Max-out Social development programs include ages 4-6 and ages 7-12. After school and summer programs.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and ASD

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is used in older children and adults with ASD who are stuck in patterns of thinking and responding that are not helpful. As a result the individual with ASD interpretes everything that happens through a "meaning making system" that is skewed or inaccurate. . CBT can change the way an individual with ASD interprets situations , how they feel about those situations and how they respond to them. It is a powerful approach.

Biomedical Research

  • The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

    The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. This site is not specifically for autism, but can be used as a research tool when looking at alternative treatments. It also has information on clinical trials.

Gut - Brain Connection

  • Interview with Dr Derrick MacFabe

    Link to an interview posted on the web site of Canadian documentary "The Autism Enigma". On October 27, 2012 the Autism Society WNY Chapter hosted a workshop "Putting the Pieces Together - Some New Developments in Autism Research" with Dr. Derrick MacFabe. The workshop was a overwhelming success and was attended by over 300 people.

  • Exploring the Gut-Brain Connection in Autism

    On August 7, 2012, Autism Canada and the Autism Research Institute co-hosted the Scientific Symposium 2012, Exploring the Gut-Brain Connection in Autism, to explore the potential role of infectious agents in autism phenotypes. Watch video presentations by four researchers Dr. MacFabe, Dr Frye, Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe, and Dr. Finegold.

  • Great Articles and Research by Dr Richard Frye and Dr. Dan Rossignol

    Here is a link to many articles and research papers by Dr. Rossignol, Dr. Frye and some of their colleagues.


Information Coming Soon

Special Diets

  • Implementing Special Diets - what we know.

    The Autism Research Institute has a very interesting and comprehensive article about what we currently know about implementing special diets in children with autism.