Increasing Incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders Continues in Indiana

Mar 8, 2018

Contributed by Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism In 2008, based on a sample of 8 year olds, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that the prevalence of autism had risen to 1 in 88 in American children. By 2010, using a similar sample, it was announced that the incidence […]

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Tonnsen to help identify autism markers for babies and young toddlers

Mar 5, 2018
Bridgette Tonnsen

A long-distance telehealth study at Purdue University could help researchers identify autism symptoms in infancy, which could ultimately help children receive targeted therapy earlier. Bridgette Tonnsen, PAC member and an assistant professor of clinical psychology, who studies autism in high-risk infants, is leading the five-year study which is focused on prospective surveillance of autism symptom […]

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Purdue Autism Cluster: Working Together for Find Answers (LAUNCH, Purdue University College of Education)

Dec 1, 2017

Go to Google and do a quick online news search for “autism” and you’ll find dozens of articles on all sorts of topics like “New System to Help Children with Autism Learn Better In a Classroom Setting” from Autism Parenting magazine and “Barber goes above the call of duty to ensure child with autism gets […]

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Purdue Autism Cluster Awarded Community-Building Grant

Dec 1, 2017
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The Purdue Autism Cluster was awarded one of four community-building grants from the Office of the Provost.  The grant will fund a research conference to be held in mid-October 2018 at Purdue. The conference will focus on the topic “Measuring and Predicting Change in Autism” with tracks for applied and basic science. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2017/Q4/faculty-clusters-create-new-research-opportunities.html  

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Dr. Chubykin Receives NIH Grant to Investigate Connectivity in Mouse Model of Autism

Sep 26, 2017
Alexander Chubykin

Congratulations to cluster member Dr. Alex Chubykin, who recently received an R01 from the National Institute of Mental Health entitled “Neural Mechanisms of Predictive Impairments in Autism.” The project aims to understand, at the circuit and systems level, how impairments of circuit connectivity may lead to changes in perception and learning in autism.

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NIH-Funded Study on Infants with Neurogenetic Syndromes

Aug 31, 2017

Dr. Bridgette Tonnsen and colleagues have received a $913K grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct a new study on autism in infants and toddlers with neurogenetic syndromes. This five-year project, “Telehealth Assessment of Syndromic Autism Risk in Infants”, aims to develop a novel telehealth-based framework to study very young children with […]

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Cluster Member Profiled on Purdue Today

Aug 30, 2017

Autism Cluster member, Mandy Rispoli, profiled on Purdue Today.  Follow the link below to learn more: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/purdueprofiles/2017/Q3/purdue-profiles-mandy-rispoli.html  

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A Cross-Cultural Autism Treatment Acceptability Study

Apr 3, 2017

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Research Opportunity for Infants and their Mothers

Mar 16, 2017
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Purdue Developmental Studies Laboratory 1202 West State Street West Lafayette IN 47907 Phone 765 496 2780 Email ajlab@purdue.edu This research experience will include in-home and laboratory visits during the spring/summer of 2017. Sessions will involve observing you interact with your child, as well as providing you with evidence-based practices to target your child’s social development. […]

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Incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Indiana

Feb 14, 2017

According to child count data collected by the Indiana Department of Education and the Department of Special Education, a recent report estimates the incidence rate for children with ASD at 1 in 72. Pratt, C. (2017). Incidence of autism spectrum disorders in Indiana. The Reporter, 21 (15). Retrieved from https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/incidence-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-in-indiana.

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