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When One Twin Has Autism

Researchers at the UC Davis Mind Institute show stunning progress with Matthew Williams, a two-year-old boy who, unlike his twin sister, was recognized as being at risk for autism.

Using the Early Start Denver Model, therapists now have Matthew responding to his name, interacting with his family and playing at the same level as his sister, Morgan.

While there are still many questions about autism, this intervention has the families of some participants asking, “could there eventually be a cure?”

Watch Matthew’s story in “When One Twin Has Autism,” now on UCTV Prime. Then check out our library of autism videos featuring leading researchers from the MIND Institute and beyond.


National Autism Awareness Month on UCTV

April is National Autism Awareness Month and UCTV is taking up the charge with an impressive video archive featuring experts from the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders), a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and cure of neurodevelopmental disorders.

As any family affected by autism knows, staying on top of this fast-developing research area is vital. From early diagnosis to educational advancement, UCTV’s autism video archive is a valuable resource that’s freely available to parents, educators or anyone who wants to know more. Check it out today.

Here’s the latest program in the series, “Autism Research and Policy: A Family’s Journey,” with Laurie and Louis Vismara.