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Autism Genes Identified Using New Approach

A powerful new machine-learning approach has been developed to analyze the entire human genome. Putting this to use to study autism resulted in the identification of over 2000 new genes that may be linked to autism. These exciting results will inform the studies in our lab by providing new genetic targets that identify the genes [...]

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August 2016 Iowa Trip

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!

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NDL Members Present New Findings at the 15th International Fragile X Conference!

Please see our current newsletter for descriptions of our exciting new findings!

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From the Community: High School Students Graduate from Autism Employment Program

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!

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M&S Launch Autism-Friendly School Range

A retailer store has launched a range of school wear options that take into consideration the sensory needs of children with autism. One of our research projects includes tasks that address sensory sensitivity and tactile perception in families of individuals with autism. If interested in contacting us to learn more, click here:  http://ndl.northwestern.edu/contact-us-visit-us/

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Dr. Molly Losh Featured in “Autism Articulated”

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 [...]

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Fragile X Awareness Walk

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!

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Autism and Language: Do Children with Autism Really Struggle in Bilingual Environments?

Language use and development is a primary focus of the research in our lab, so we were excited to see new findings from a study examining children with autism who are raised in bilingual environments. This study showed that bilingual children with autism acquire vocabularies that are just as rich as monolingual children with autism. [...]

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Photos Capture Challenges for Teens with Autism, Show Animals as Resource

A recent study showed that the use of photos, often of animals, can help teens and young adults with autism to more easily share accounts of their experiences and difficulties transitioning out of school and into the adult world. This exciting research contributes to ongoing efforts in our lab to facilitate the transition into adulthood [...]

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NDL Newsletter 2016

Click here to view summaries of our recent findings, notice of new studies, and ways to get involved!

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