Research, Grants & Scholarships
The International Society for Autism conducts and funds research. While cognitive behavioral therapy (psychotherapy) continues to be a proven method for treating depression or anxiety in those affected by autism, developmental anomalies recently identified through previous ISA research has sparked further scientific exploration of multi-disciplinary treatment models. This has guided the ISA to invest in researching the most appropriate treatment modalities and behavioral interventions for autistic individuals. One such study, focuses on Jean Piaget’s developmental stage theory and explores how a human acquires, constructs and uses knowledge. The ISA hopes to help further innovative intervention’s to assist those affected by autism. As such, the ISA supports research proposals and conducts research so as to help develop and analyze the efficacy of various treatment modalities and behavioral interventions for autism. Currently the ISA is proud to announce that it is collaborating with the Illinois Institute of Technology Department of Psychology, on their research efforts.