In this 2017 newsletter, we provide an update on new research findings and events from our research team, in addition to new opportunities for involvement in our research studies!
This publication represents over 5 years of work, where we visited families throughout Iowa for research assessments as part of the first stage of our NIH-funded Family Genetic Study of Language in Autism, resulting in important findings that highlight key childhood academic profiles in parents that predict features of autism in the next generation. To [...]
Beginning February 28th through March 1st of 2017, the annual event, “National Fragile X Foundation Advocacy Day” will be taking place. Our research lab advocates for the National Fragile X Foundation by hosting a Fragile X Awareness Walk annually at Northwestern University.
Autism Speaks, New York Collaborates for Autism (NYCA) and the Poses Family Foundation are expanding an innovative program to hire, train, and retain employees on the autism spectrum. Our research lab partners with Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism at Northwestern University, which provides students with autism, who are in their last year of high school, [...]
The NDL would like to thank all the wonderful Iowans we met in Iowa City and Bettendorf last week. We always have a great time at the markets, and this trip was no exception! Thank you to everyone who participated in our research, and we look forward to keeping you updated on our findings!
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. [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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.