The NDL would like to thank individuals from Iowa who participated and signed up for our research study last weekend! The Farmer's markets in Iowa City and Penn Landing were bustling, and we loved being a part of Amana's "Throwback Saturday" event! Thanks for being so welcoming and for supporting our research!
Please see our current newsletter for descriptions of our exciting new findings!
Several students from Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism program at Northwestern University, a transition to employment program for students with autism, have graduated from the program. Our research team had the wonderful opportunity of supervising several of these students, who previously interned in our research lab!
Dr. Molly Losh, Principal Investigator of the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Lab and Jo Ann G. and Peter F. Dolle Chair in Learning Disabilities at Northwestern University, was featured in “Autism Articulated”, in which she discusses how she became interested in autism research, provides advice to students interested in this area of study, and explicates underestimated areas [...]
This past month, our research team at the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Laboratory, participated in the "Let Em' Know 5k Walk" at Northwestern University, which raises awareness and advocacy for Fragile X!
In the last year our lab has teamed with the Heartland Fragile X Alliance to fundraise and help spread awareness of fragile X related conditions by participating in the National Fragile X Foundation’s Let 'em know 5k run/walk event. We are also excited to celebrate Awareness Month by attending the 15th International Fragile X Conference this July, in San Antonio. [...]
NDL collaborating to help high school students with disabilities obtain jobs: New team of Interns graduate from Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism
Our lab helped to launch the Project SEARCH initiative at Northwestern, and we have been thrilled to have an intern in our lab each year since its inception. Project SEARCH is a now-global network of programs aimed at training young adults with autism to secure employment and excel in the workforce. Its outcomes fill an ever-growing need as [...]
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 [...]