Interactive Autism Network (IAN)
The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) is an online national autism registry designed by Kennedy Krieger Institute with funding from Autism Speaks. IAN was launched nationally on April 2, 2007. In an exciting new development, Missouri has been selected to create a national model of how states can use the IAN registry to improve services for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The result will be a state autism registry that can inform policy makers about the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in Missouri and services and supports available. This state registry is being developed by the Missouri Department of Mental Health MRDD Division and the University of Missouri Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
IAN consists of two parts:
- IAN Research
- IAN Community
The IAN Research section of the web site is the nation's largest online autism research effort. This section of the registry gives parents the opportunity to provide information about their experience living with a child affected by an autism spectrum disorder. It is designed to help researchers make new discoveries about the causes of and treatments for autism spectrum disorders.
The IAN Community section of the web site is a comprehensive online library and meeting place focused on autism research. It is open to families, researchers, and anyone impacted by an ASD.
We need as many Missouri families as possible to enroll in IAN so everyones voice can be heard. For more information or for parents/legal guardians of children under the age of 18 to register, go to: Interactive Autism Network (IAN)