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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.


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 [...]


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: