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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.

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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December 10, 2014
Why Get Involved in Autism Research?

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


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December 10, 2014
Helping Your “Sensory” Kid

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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December 3, 2014
Autism Gift-Giving Guide

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


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