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.
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
“We are now entering a new and unchartered territory.”
-Parent of a young adult with autism
There are now 500,000 individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States who will enter adulthood in the next decade. The Lurie Center for Autism, a division of MGH, is dedicated to improving the quality of life and future of... Read More
Yendiki A, Koldewyn K, Kakunoori S, Kanwisher N, Fischl B.
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Diffusion-weighted MRI (DW-MRI) has become a popular... Read More
Luyster RJ, Powell C, Tager-Flusberg H, Nelson CA.
Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Emerson College, United States; Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital, United States.
Few studies... Read More
Patient navigation, a relatively new area of care management, aims to reduce health disparities in underserved populations and address barriers to patient care. The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center (BMC) received a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) multi-year grant to conduct a... Read More
The Autism Consortium is pleased to announce the start of a new multisite collaborative clinical research study. The project Discovering Biomarkers in Autism: Bridging Basic Research with Clinical Research involves 16 clinicians from:
- Boston Children’s Hospital, Developmental Medicine Center and Behavioral Neurology Program
- Boston... Read More
Dufour N, Redcay E, Young L, Mavros PL, Moran JM, Triantafyllou C, Gabrieli JD, Saxe R. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 20;8(9):e75468
Reading about another person's beliefs engages 'Theory of Mind' processes and elicits highly reliable brain... Read More