Autism in dogs is an issue that’s been debated by scientists for decades, with some still claiming that such a thing doesn’t exist. However, there are scientists currently studying the mirroring neurons in the brains of canines, or rather the lack of them and concluding that these missing neurons are what causes autism in dogs. The Autism Society of America understands the ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19, and the added challenges it brings to the autism community. We will continually update relevant and reputable resources surrounding Coronavirus, and provide support during this crisis, and always.
The University of Rochester has one of the largest research programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorder in the United States. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is a leader in developmental disability research conducting studies aimed directly at improving the lives of these individuals and their families.