Discusses the importance of highly individualized treatment plans for individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities; our research studies explore various profiles (assessment of the Broad Autism Phenotype) occurring in families with autism and the influence of pragmatic language abilities and social characteristics.
Cognitive abilities, language skills and executive functioning can influence the development of play skills in individuals with autism. Our research seeks to investigate these aforementioned domains (e.g., language use) in families of children with both autism and fragile X.
View our colleague and collaborator, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, professor of child neurology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago discussing the challenges of assessing cognitive problems in fragile X mice. We collaborate with Dr. Berry-Kravis on studies to develop more sensitive and appropriate assessemnts of cognition that can be used outcome measures in treatment studies, and [...]
Employment opportunities and social services available to individuals with autism spectrum disorder: our research lab partners with Have Dreams, Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism, an internship program for individuals with ASD in their final year in high school. The program is designed to assist in obtaining competitive employment in the workplace.
Our team recently presented exciting new findings at the International Meeting for Autism Research in Baltimore, Maryland. Presentations focused on results related to visual processing patterns linked with particular cognitive styles, characterizing genetically meaningful language profiles in autism, and understanding the implications of gastrointestinal disturbances for the clinical profile and underlying genetic causes of autism.
Steve Silberman, author of Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, speaks at community event co-sponsored by the NDL.
Our lab helped to sponsor this terrific event, which joined community members, advocates, scientists, and the broader community to hear Mr. Silberman deliver an inspiring vision of acceptance and inclusion for indivdiuals with autism. Dr. Losh served on the discussion panel, along with colleagues from Rush University and Aspiratech, to welcome Mr. Silberman and pose questions for discussion with Mr. Silberman [...]
Autism Speaks Employment Symposium In March 2016, in partnership with Northwestern’s Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning, our lab co-sponsored the Midwest Employment Symposium at Northwestern University. The day-long event brought together people with autism, families, researchers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders and community members to help address employment issues for adults [...]