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NANCY LURIE MARKS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The NLM Family Foundation and Harvard Medical School invite postdoctoral fellows to apply for the Nancy Lurie Marks Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship is intended to provide salary support to the postdoctoral fellow and limited funds for research supplies. Applications are due April 21, 2014. Please click here for more information regarding the NLM Postdoctoral Fellowship. Please email all application materials and any questions to the NLM-HMS Fellowship coordinator.

NANCY LURIE MARKS JUNIOR FACULTY MeRIT FELLOWSHIPS

The NLM Family Foundation and Harvard Medical School invite Junior Faculty to apply for the Nancy Lurie Marks Junior Faculty MeRIT Fellowship. This fellowship is intended to provide salary support to junior faculty as they develop an independent research program related to autism. Applications are due April 21, 2014. Please click here for more information regarding the NLM Junior Faculty MeRIT Fellowships. Please email all application materials and any questions to the NLM-HMS Fellowship coordinator.

NANCY LURIE MARKS SUMMER SCHOLARS IN MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP AT HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation seeks applicants for the 2014 Summer Scholars in Medicine Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to support Harvard Medical School students who have an interest in pursuing autism-related research at HMS or one of its affiliated hospitals for a summer research project from June through August. For more information regarding application procedures, please click here.

The deadline for receipt of applications is February 14, 2014. Awards will be announced in early March. Please email all application materials and any questions to Janine Zieg at NLM_fellowships@hms.harvard.edu



 

 




 

SCSB AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS COLLOQUIUM SERIES

“TET-mediated Epigenetic Modification(s) in Neurodevelopment and Autism”
Speaker: Peng Jin, PhD, Professor of Human Genetics, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 16, 6:00 pm, followed by a reception
Location: MIT Building 46-3002 (Singleton Auditorium), 3rd Floor, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Title: “Biochemical Biomarkers in Autism: Challenges and Pitfalls” Speaker: George M. Anderson, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Child Study Center & Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yale University, School of Medicine
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 7, 6:00 pm, followed by a reception
Location: MIT Building 46-3002 (Singleton Auditorium), 3rd Floor, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

To view future colloquium series speakers and dates, please visit: http://web.mit.edu/scsb/SCSBcolloquium.html

AGING WELL WITH AUTISM (55 and OLDER)

In July 2013, the NLM Family Foundation and The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University co-sponsored a special one-day workshop, “Aging Well with Autism (55 and Older),” at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss several unique challenges faced by the growing population of individuals with autism after age 55. Topics discussed included access to medical and health care services as well as senior life planning initiatives for older adults with autism and their families. Please click on the link below to view a summary of the presentations and discussions which took place at the workshop.

Aging Well with Autism (55 and Older)

DSM-5 AUTISM CHANGES: IMPACT ON SPECIAL EDUCATION

With support from the NLM Family Foundation, Massachusetts Advocates for Children has published a fact sheet for parents and educators entitled, DSM-5 Autism Changes: Impact on Special Education. This fact sheet provides a brief explanation of the new DSM-5 ASD diagnostic criteria, and explains how the DSM-5 changes should not change or eliminate a child's IEP services. The fact sheet also describes special education rights and procedures parents can use to ensure that children continue to receive necessary services and supports. You can access the fact sheet by visiting Massachusetts Advocates for Children's website.





Image of Autism Around the Globe Autism around the Globe is an interactive web-based project of the NLM Family Foundation which focuses on raising public awareness of how autism affects those in different parts of the world. To learn more, please visit the Autism Around the Globe website.



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