The International Society for Autism Exists to Improve the Lives of all Affected by Autism

At the ISA we understand the value of continuing Autism research.

The International Society for Autism sponsors and conducts research on empirically based treatment programs for individuals with autism. We also provide scholarships for indivudals whose financial situations would otherwise prevent them from attending clinical based treatment programs.

Increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum is of up-most importance to the ISA. We advocate for the appropriate services for individuals across their lifespan and provide the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.Throughout the year the International Society for Autism and its partners host comprehensive conferences on autism to help spread public awareness and share new research with the community.Our organization is supported by the charitable donations of individuals and organizations who understand how important it is to continue making forward strides in Autism research.

The International Society for Autism and the Illinois Institute of Technology have partnered in a research initiative to help evaluate interventions for young adults with autism spectrum disorder. The research evaluates the significant factors that account for long-term transitional success using a coordinated multi-disciplinary treatment model. Outcomes are analyzed longitudinally using variables such as vocational success, academic success, and effects on clinical psychopathology.  This research initiative also includes an examination of the factors that predict academic achievement, social skill acquisition, and daily living skills for young adults with ASD.

The research evaluates the different factors that account for long-term success using the Direction Therapy CMT model. Outcomes including vocational success, academic success, and effects on psychopathology. These variables will be studied longitudinally. The research study will include an examination of the factors that predict academic achievement, social skills, and daily living skills for young adults with ASD. Future studies will also be conducted to assess Direction Therapy CMT compared to traditional therapeutic modalities.