When You Have the Knowledge You Have the Power
Educating Parents and Providers to Help Young Children with ASD Reach Their Potential
Who We Are and Our Mission
We are an international group of academics, scientists and treatment professionals who have come together in order to encourage the scientific community to undertake studies on the affect of screen usage on children as it relates to autism.
We are sharing research and real-life stories that we hope will impart wellness for children and families. Several of the researchers in our network are parents of children with autism and most of us have worked with parents of autistic children. We fully support these incredibly dedicated parents and the diversity of approaches and opinions they embrace in order to help their children.
However, we believe that some parents may have been exposed to misinformation leading them to believe that early screen viewing poses no risk to their children. We seek to share what researchers all across the world are finding in regards to the affect of screen time on child development so that parents can make the most informed decisions regarding their children’s health and well being.
Watch a presentation by Early Interventionist, Lori Frome, as she talks about her experience with her own autistic child and the affects of screen time.
Screen time and autistic-like behaviors among preschool children in China.
Association of Early-Life Social and Digital Media Experiences with Development of Autism Spectrum Disorder-Like Symptoms.
The consumption of virtual environment more than 4 hours/day, in the children between 0-3 years old, can cause a syndrome similar with the autism spectrum disorder.
Causation Model of Autism: Audiovisual Brain Specialization in Infancy Competes with Social Brain Network
Comparison of Television Viewing Between Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Controls
Does Television Cause Autism?
Featured Media Coverage
In Search of the Cause of Autism: How About Television?
TV Really Might Cause Autism
Is an Economist Qualified to Solve Puzzle of Autism?
Researchers Who Are Studying the Relationship Between Screen Time and Autism
Meet the international team that is studying the association between
electronic screens and autism
Karen F. Heffler, MD
- Researcher, Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Drexel University College of Medicine
219 N Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Sean Nicholson, Ph.D.
- Professor and Director of the Sloan Program in Health Administration
- Weiss Presidential Fellow
- Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
- Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Marius-Teodor Zamfir, M.D.
- Expert psychologist- Clinical psychology and judicial psychology Member of the Panel of Expert Psychologists Psychologist
- Coordinator Saint Michael’s Center for Children with Autism Children in Distress Foundation – Romania
Ana-Maria Zamfir, M.D.
- Principal Psychologist- Clinical psychology and judicial psychology Member of the Panel of Expert Psychologists
- Executive Director and Vice-President Association for Child Mental Health
Sabine Duflo, M.D.
- Clinical psychologist, family therapist: Georges Daumezon Public Mental Health Institution.
- UHTC-A Full-time Hospitalization Unit for adolescents
- Psychologue et thérapeute familial (centre médico psychologique enfants/ados EPS Ville-Evrard)
Hamid Reza Pouretemad, BA, MSC, MPh, Ph D
- Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology
- Founder & Head of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University
- Founder of the Iranian Society for Cognitive Science and Technology
- Founder & Director of the Center for the Treatment of Autistic Disorders
Tel: + 98 21 2243 1617
Saeid Sadeghi, Ph.D.
- Assistant Professor at the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
- Center of Excellence in Cognitive Neuropsychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
- Autism therapist in Tehran autism center
Michael Davidovitch MD
- Child Neurology and Development
- Maccabi Healthcare Services
- Chairman of the Israeli Society for Child Development
- Israeli Medical Association
Weerasak Chonchaiya MD
- Developmental and behavioral pediatrician,
- Researcher, Autism spectrum disorder, effects of screen media exposure on child development and behaviors
- Professor of Pediatrics,
- Head of Maximizing Thai Children’s Developmental Potential Research Unit,
- Head of Division of Growth and Development, Department of Pediatrics,
- Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University,
King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, The Thai Red Cross Society,
Bangkok, Thailand, 10330