The Autism BrainNet, a network of 4 research sites across the United States, is a campaign to understand and treat a whole spectrum of pervasive developmental disorders, such as those caused by chromosome 15q mutations. Registering to donate brain tissue does not mean that anyone anticipates your child will die an early death. It does mean, however, that you are prepared to act if such an unexpected and tragic event were to occur. Register online at www.takesbrains.org/signup. Or donation can be arranged with a phone call to 1-877-333-0999. The Autism BrainNet coordinator can answer questions you might have about donation.