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
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.
By: Bernadette Murphy Bentley, MPA
For more than eight years, I have had the privilege of being the Autism Resource Specialist (ARS) at the Center for Children with Special Needs in Tufts Medical Center’s Floating Hospital for Children in Boston. My journey in the autism world, however, started four years before that in January 2002 when... Read More
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CASE: Paul is a 7-year-old boy with a history of cerebral palsy and left-side weakness... Read More
In Their Own Words
“The report I received on my son Tim’s abilities as a result of the research assessment was very helpful to his therapists as it explained how he did on each test and what it meant for him”.
“Though I wanted to participate in research, I was afraid my boy wouldn’t get through the testing. But the researchers... Read More
by Jennifer L. Stornelli, MOT, OTR/L
Ben can’t stand the feeling of tags on his clothing. Timmy covers his ears every time the phone rings. Angela bumps into the other kids in the hallway and sometimes falls out of her chair during class. Samantha hugs her little brother so tightly that he cries.
Do any of these examples sound like your... Read More
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Autism-Friendly Urban Nutcracker Performance: December 20, 2014, Boston
Sensory Friendly performance of The Light Princess: December 30th, Cambridge. For tickets contact 617-547-8300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum of Fine Arts Program for Children on the Autism Spectrum: January 10th, 2015, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. For children... Read More
By Bernadette Murphy Bentley, MPA
There is no Top Ten list of best presents for a child with autism. Something that one child would absolutely love could be too complicated, too loud, or not interesting to another child with autism. So we asked parents about their child’s most loved toys.
Suggestions from Parents
• The game (and the... Read More