Autism: Findings from Postmortem Brain Tissue Research
Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition defined by challenges in social interactions and restricted or repetitive behaviors and interests.
Autism is linked to changes in the structure and function of the brain.
Research using donated postmortem brain tissue helps researchers identify cellular, genetic, and molecular changes in the brains of autistic people.
This research is made possible by the gift of brain donation to Autism BrainNet and other brain tissue repositories.
For more information about what researchers are learning from postmortem brain studies, download the research findings handout.