autism

SNAP Cognitive and Behavioral Pediatric Neurology Clinic

The SNAP Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Program is directed by Dr. Elysa Marco, who is a child neurologist with training in genetics, cognition and functional imaging and is active in clinical research in this field. She is joined by Dr. Jessica Litwin, a cognitive and behavioral child neurologist with an expertise in sleep medicine or sleep disorders, and Dr. Audrey Brumback, a child neurologist, who also is pushing our understanding of the basic mechanisms of autism in her research pursuits.

The SNAP Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Program is directed by Dr. Elysa Marco, who is a child neurologist with training in genetics, cognition and functional imaging, and is active in clinical research in this field. She is joined by Dr. Jessica Litwin, also a cognitive and behavioral child neurologist with an expertise in sleep medicine or sleep disorders.

Autism Causes

Autism spectrum disorders often arise early, causing impairment in language and social skills among children. It has genetic causes, but can also be triggered by prenatal conditions and environmental exposures. In recent years it has become possible to study autism spectrum disorders using genetics, imaging, stem cells and other methods. Traditional treatments include highly structured behavior programs. Although some drugs are used to treat the symptoms, none can prevent or eliminate the disease.

Genetic Causes

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