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Faculty-Researcher Gives Adults with Autism a Chance at Work

Dr. Losh was featured in Northwestern’s School of Communication Fall 2016 News, for her advocacy for teens and adults with autism who are seeking gainful employment. In 2013, with assistance from Dr. Losh and Have Dreams, Northwestern University joined Project SEARCH, an internship program for teens with autism in their last year of high school.  [...]

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Research Talk: Mechanisms of Voice Control in ASD

On September 19th, Shivani Patel, a graduate student in the lab, presented a proposal for a new study using EEG to investigate neural mechanisms of voice control in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. This work will provide insight into the integration of auditory feedback and motor control that contributes to maintaining appropriate intonation patterns during [...]

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Dr. Losh Presented at Pediatric Grand Rounds

Dr. Losh presented at the Pediatric Grand Rounds at University of Iowa on Friday, October 14th. Dr. Losh discussed our lab’s autism and fragile X research and why Iowans have been critical contributors to important discoveries from these studies!

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Presentation by Dr. Losh at National Pediatric Developmental Differences Forum

Our lab was proud to help sponsor an exciting event titled "The National Pediatric Developmental Differences Forum: A thought leadership initiative for the advancement of relationship-based therapies." The forum took place on October 21st-22nd and featured a number of autism researchers and clinicians, including our own Dr. Losh, Dr. Barry Prizant, John Elder Robison, and Northwestern clinicians Amy [...]

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Project SEARCH Intern to Start in Fall of 2016

Beginning in the fall of 2016, a student from the Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism Program will be interning in the NDL! Our lab has worked with three interns from this program each year since 2013. For more information concerning our involvement in this program, please see page 6 of our NDL Newsletter.

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The NDL Welcomes Molly Winston!

We are excited to welcome Molly Winston to the lab. Molly is a new doctoral student who is interested in the role of autonomic arousal in the clinical features of autism. Welcome, Molly!

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October 2016 Iowa City Trip

Members from the NDL will be traveling to the Iowa City area this fall to meet community members and share information about our NIH-funded research focused on autism and fragile X syndrome. We always look forward to visiting Iowa and hope to see you there! To learn more about our work with Iowans, see the [...]

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NDL Members Showcase Support For Have Dreams

Members of the NDL showed their support for Have Dreams by purchasing lunch at Whole Foods on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016. Whole Foods pledged to donate 5% of that day’s net profit from several local stores to Have Dreams, a Chicago-area nonprofit organization serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder through workplace training, adult day programs, [...]

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Film Screening & Panel Discussion at Northwestern University

On Monday, October 24th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, the Department of Communication Science and Disorders and the Department of Radio/Television Film at Northwestern University will be hosting the film screening and panel discussion for the award-winning documentary LIFE, ANIMATED, which depicts a man with autism, who uses animated films to learn communication skills.  


Autism Risk In Younger Children Increases If They Have Older Sibling With Disorder

Results of a recent study indicate that younger siblings are 14 times more likely to develop autism if an older sibling has autism. These findings are particularly relevant to our NIH-funded family studies of autism that focus on understanding the transmission of autism and subtle autism traits over generations.