April is widely known as Autism Awareness Month in the United States. This month is supported by the American Autism Society, which is undertaking a number of activities to empower people with autism and their families. The Autism Society has local branches across the United States that hold special events in April.

Autism is a disorder that is affecting more and more people. It can occur at birth or during early childhood (usually in the first three years). Autism is a lifelong developmental disability for no apparent reason.

The “Puzzle Ribbon” is a symbol of autism awareness and is promoted by the Autism Society as a tool to support and educate public. The Puzzle Ribbon can be in the form of a pin attached to clothes, a fridge magnet or a sticker.

According to the World Health Organization, almost every sixth of the world’s population suffers from central nervous system (CNS) neurological diseases. Approaches to study central nervous system (CNS) conditions such as autism, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia can vary widely. CNS clinical trials pose specific challenges, including placebo response management, the inclusion of soft endpoints, and require a special focus on reducing patient burden. At GCT, we are experts in leveraging most of the challenges in CNS research. Please contact us at bd@gctrials.com or submit RFP via https://gctrials.com/request-for-proposal/ to find out more about GCT experience in CNS and how we can assist you in conducting your clinical trial.