Social Anxiety in Autistic Adults: First Potential Subject Screened; Website Launched

On April 4, 2014, screening took place for the first potential subject in our new study of MDMA-assisted therapy for social anxiety in adults on the autism spectrum. On March 26, we officially launched, an all-new website with background on the goals of the study, plus educational resources about autism, social anxiety, and MDMA-assisted therapy. Adults on the autism spectrum often face social adaptability challenges and greater anxiety, depression, and victimization than typically developing adults. The study is the latest in our expanding program of research into the therapeutic use of MDMA. Our $100,000 grant application to Autism Speaks was rejected on April 4.