Research in the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Laboratory investigates the language and related abilities that define autism, fragile X, and related neurodevelopmental disabilities, and the neuropsychological, genetic, and environmental features that may be associated with the behavioral and cognitive profiles of these different groups.

Specific study goals include:

  • To understand the different developmental strengths and weaknesses in language and related abilities in autism and fragile X syndrome.
  • To define subtle language and neuropsychological profiles that may relate to the genes involved in autism and fragile X syndrome among unaffected relatives.
  • To document the interactions between genes and environment in neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Explore our website to find out more about our lab, and our autism and fragile X studies.

International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) 2017

The NDL team presented research at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), which took place May 10th through May 13th. We presented key research findings which sought to characterize the overlap and divergence in ASD phenotypes, examine how parents’ developmental profiles relate to endophenotypes in adulthood and ASD symptom expression in the next generation, and explore the prosodic profiles of males with ASD and their parents. We are grateful to all the families who participated in this research!