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PRECISION MEDICINE 2016: ROGUE THERAPEUTICS
JUNE 22, 2016

Karen Aiach, CEO of Lysogene, to deliver keynote, “Rare informs the Common” at “PRECISION MEDICINE 2016: ROGUE THERAPEUTICS” CONFERENCE on Wednesday, June 22, 2016  at the Joseph B. Martin Amphitheater, 77 Ave. Louis Pasteur, Boston. Register via Eventbrite (Students and postdocs: email Precision Medicine for discount). Visit Precision Medicine's webpage for more information about this event.

TRANSCEND RESEARCH GROUP SEEKS STUDY PARTICIPANTS

The TRANSCEND Research Group at Mass General Hospital is recruiting participants with typical development and autism spectrum disorders for their study comparing typical development to the development and sensory processing in children with autism spectrum disorders (children ages 6-17). Compensation is $20-$50/hr plus parking and travel expenses. Weekend and evening slots are available. Children will receive a toy with each visit and a picture of their brain. Because there is an MRI component of the study, the official cutoff is a non-verbal IQ of 70 or higher. Those interested in participating should contact TRANSCEND at (617) 966-9766 or transcend@partners.org.

DENTAL CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM

NLMFF grantee, Dr. David Tesini, a dentist in Sudbury, MA, recently released a new DVD of his D-termined program that teaches dental professionals how to familiarize an individual with autism with a dental visit. His work is mentioned in a recent New York Times article: For Children with Autism, Opening the Door to Dental Care

CONVERSATIONS ON AUTISM AND SIGN LANGUAGE

In December 2014, the NLM Family Foundation provided support for a conference presented at Stony Brook University titled, "Conversations on Autism and Sign Language: Unlocking the Emergence of Social Communication." Please click on the link below to view a summary of the discussions which took place at the 2014 conference.

"Conversations on Autism and Sign Language: Unlocking the Emergence of Social Communication"

In December 2015, the NLM Family Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, provided support for the second annual Consortium on Autism and Sign Language (CASL), held in Cambridge, MA. This two-day symposium brought together nationally known researchers in two areas: sign language linguistics and the study of social communication among individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Please click on the link below to view a summary of the discussions which took place at the 2015 conference.

"Consortium on Autism and Sign Language: Developing Tools for an Emerging Discipline"

 

 

 




 

HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WITH AUTISM

In July 2014, the NLM Family Foundation and The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) co-sponsored a special one-day workshop,“Harnessing Technology to Improve the Lives of People with Autism” at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the potential of adaptive technology to open up for persons with autism new avenues for acquiring knowledge, improving social communication, and achieving a greater degree of independence and control over their lives.

Please click on the link below to view a summary of the presentations and discussions which took place at the workshop.

Harnessing Technology to Improve the Lives of People with Autism

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 (Waltham, MA) 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)

 

 





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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