Dr. Venker’s research program focuses on language development in children with autism spectrum disorder, with an emphasis on how these children integrate auditory and visual information to learn the meanings of words.
Seminar – Somer Bishop, PhD – “Enhancing Precision of Behavioral Measurement for Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders”
Dr. Bishop’s research and clinical interests are focused on ASD symptom manifestations in individuals of different ages and levels of ability, as well as on differentiating between ASD and other developmental disabilities across the lifespan.
The CDC’s Autism Surveillance Network Continues to Show an Increase in Autism Prevalence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the most recent numbers from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM) that shows an increase in autism prevalence and shifting demographics for diagnosis. The CDC …
Brainy Movement Study for Kids
The Motor and Brain Development Lab at the Waisman Center is recruiting children 6-10 years old with autism for a research study that looks at the brainstem and corresponding behaviors in children with autism and …
Luigi Puglielli, MD, PhD – Slide of the Week
N ε-lysine acetylation within the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum is a recently characterized protein quality control system that positively selects properly folded glycoproteins in the early secretory pathway.
In-Person and Virtual Day with the Experts: Autism 2023
Learn about the latest advances in autism research, and hear from a panel of experts— individual(s) diagnosed with ASD and their families.
One mutation, many challenges: Unraveling the mystery behind fragile X syndrome
One mutation in a single gene, as straightforward as it may sound, can cause a broad range of symptoms and severity among those who carry it. This is the case for fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common hereditary form of intellectual disability.
Seminar – Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MS – “Embedded Research as a Critical Tool for Impactful Autism Research”
Lindsay Shea is the Leader of the Life Course Outcomes Research Program which delivers information that empowers families, communities and organizations to create a world where people on the autism spectrum are valued and supported as contributing members of the community.
Four Waisman investigators receive prestigious Simons Foundation award to study autism
Four Waisman Center investigators will dig deeper into the function of genes implicated in autism and brain development with support from the prestigious Simons Foundation 2022 Pilot Award.
Seminar – Brenna Maddox, PhD – “Working Together to Improve Suicide Prevention Practices for People on the Autism Spectrum”
Dr. Maddox is an assistant Professor in the department of psychiatry. As the implementation scientist at TEACCH, her work focuses on improving community services for people on the autism spectrum across the lifespan.