On April 18, 2019, SFARI brought together autism specialists and child development experts to explore the short-lived yet critical period of infancy. Understanding how cognition, motor skills and language unfold during the earliest developmental stages of life may help detect autism earlier, parse subtypes and inform mechanistic studies in animal models.
SFARI held its fourteenth science meeting September 30–October 2, 2018. SFARI investigators, collaborators and foundation staff came together to discuss recent findings in autism genetics, molecular and system-level mechanisms, as well as clinical studies. The meeting featured keynote and session presentations, in addition to demo sessions of online platforms for visualizing and analyzing data sets relevant for autism research.