This award is the highest honor that our society gives. It recognizes the sustained international research contribution to autism science that a person has made in their career, and the effect that it has had internationally on autism science. This award is not meant to recognize worldwide impact on the field of autism that a person has made in other ways, e.g. through advocacy, literature, public policy, etc. The autism field has other ways of honoring people for such kinds of service.
INSAR Fellows are members of the International Society for Autism Research whose autism research has made a significant international impact on the scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), clinical practice, educational methods, and/or policy. Fellow status is an honor that reflects dedication to the field of autism research and recognition by peers of the substantial impact of the Fellow’s research.