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So much is happening in the world of autism—from news reports, to new scientific developments and information on the latest research studies—that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. The Autism Consortium eNewsletter will keep you informed and up-to-date on important news, events and studies.

March 11, 2015
Autism Resource Specialist Profiles: Suzanne Bloomer from The Lurie Center for Autism

For as long as I can remember, I have had a deep desire to help individuals of all ages.  Whether volunteering time to offer companionship and support to home-bound seniors or working as a caseworker to assure safety and provide permanency for children and youth involved in social services, I have strived to be caring and empathetic to those... Read More


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March 9, 2015
Boston Connection March 2015

Genetic Changes Shaping the Human Brain.

Bae BI1, Jayaraman D1, Walsh CA2.

Dev Cell. 2015 Feb 23;32(4):423-434.

The development and function of our brain are governed by a genetic blueprint, which reflects dynamic changes over the history of evolution. Recent progress in genetics and genomics, facilitated by next-generation sequencing and... Read More


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February 11, 2015
Time for Summer Planning

by Bernadette Murphy Bentley, MPA

One great way to get through a frigid winter is to make plans for your child for his/her summer break. Although it might seem early, spots in many camps and programs are already filling, so now is the perfect time to discover the opportunities that are out there.

The National Autism Association recently... Read More


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February 11, 2015
Autism Resource Specialist Profiles: Neal Goodman from Boston Children’s Hospital

Why did you choose to become an ARS?

I have a deep, lifelong passion for serving individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders.  It was definitely my father’s architecture practice that sparked my early interest in this field.  The majority of his clients were nonprofit and social service organizations serving individuals with disabilities... Read More


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February 11, 2015
Autism Research at Tufts University School of Medicine

Dr. Philip Haydon, the Annetta and Gustav Grisard Professor and Chair in the Department of Neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine takes a wide angle view when considering how to study the complexities of autism, its underlying causes and mechanisms.  Collaboration is an essential trait among the team of investigators he has... Read More


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