Texas Children’s encourages everyone to show their support for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day when the international community will “Light It Up Blue” to bring recognition to autism as a rising global health concern. Texas Children’s encourages everyone to wear blue that day or post something blue to one of their personal social media pages to show their support for autism awareness. Autism Read More…


Luna co-leads GI study to offer hope for son, children with autism spectrum disorders

Have you ever wondered why life leads us down certain career paths? For Dr. Ruth Ann Luna, the answer is obvious – her immense curiosity and passion for research to improve the quality of life for sick children. As director of medical metagenomics at Texas Children’s Microbiome Center, Luna focuses much of her research on Read More…


New study from Texas Children’s doctors finds racial disparities in children with autism

Some children with autism appear to be developing normally when they are very young. They babble or even talk, make eye contact with their parents and crawl and walk on schedule. Then suddenly, these skills seem to vanish. Described as developmental regression, this loss of language, motor or social skills occurs more often in Black Read More…


Texas Children’s celebrates Autism Awareness Month

Texas Children’s Autism Center promoted awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at a recent bridge event. They provided information about ASD, early intervention services and community resources and were available to answer questions. Also several other non-profit organizations were present to promote awareness and available local services. Stickers for the May 2 Autism Awareness Blue Read More…