International Research

A state of the art new MRI technology called diffusion tensor imaging shows abnormalities in brains from children with autism, whereas conventional MRI does not.

White Matter Tract Development in Autistic Toddlers by DTI and Correlation with ongoing therapies.  Maritherese Saade MA BCBA, Ahmad Hammoud MD,  Rayan Tutounji PhD, Roula Hourani MD, Rose-Mary Boustany MD.

We have found abnormalities in 30% of toddlers.  Ongoing therapies have provided significant improvement in VB-MAPP measures….we are hoping that they will also lead to correction of MRI white matter abnormalities laying the groundwork for petitioning of insurance companies and social security to provide medical coverage for these expensive, but crucial early intervention therapies.