Associate/Full Professor in Special Education and Autism

Oct 6, 2016
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The Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University invites applications for appointment to a 10- month tenure track position at the level of Associate/Full Professor in Special Education with specific specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and applied behavior analysis. The faculty member will be expected to continue a strong program of ASD focused research […]

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Purdue Autism Cluster Speaker: Elizabeth M. Berry-Kravis, MD, PhD

Sep 20, 2016

TARGETED TREATMENTS FOR FRAGILE X SYNDROME: MODIFYING THE TRANSLATIONAL PATHWAY Professor Elizabeth M. Berry-Kravis, MD, PhD Rush University Medical Center, Chicago October 6, 2016 4pm, MJIS 1001 The talk will describe the clinical characteristics of fragile X syndrome, basic research and animal model work leading to understanding of the roles of FMRP in regulation of […]

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Two Events for Families with a Child with ASD

Sep 13, 2016

Two local events will take place in the coming months:  On September 19th a three-part presentation on family support waivers, estate planning and wills, and guardianship (see flyer for more information).  On October 17th a presentation on tips for addressing behavioral problems in children with ASD (see flyer for more information).  

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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Autism and Family/Developmental Processes

Sep 2, 2016
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The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Purdue University invites nominations and applications for a faculty position at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank; PhD or equivalent required. The position is intended for a scholar with expertise in autism as well as some aspect of family processes and/or human development. HDFS […]

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Tenure Track Faculty Position in MRI Purdue Autism Cluster

Apr 26, 2016
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Position: The School of Health Sciences in the College of Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with expertise in the area of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The successful candidate will serve as a member of Purdue University’s Autism Cluster and will lead efforts to develop and employ MRI methods […]

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Mapping the Spectrum Autism ‘Cartographer’ Follows numerous roads

Apr 26, 2016
Brandon Keehn

In March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the highest incidence of autism in U.S. history, citing that one in 68 children nationally — one in 42 boys, and one in 189 girls — has the disorder. The very name autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which is associated with myriad weaknesses and strengths, […]

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Purdue Study Seeks to Improve Early Diagnosis of Autism

Apr 26, 2016
Early Diagnosis of Autism

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 68 children in the United States has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Research being done at Purdue aims to improve the tools for diagnosis and reduce the average age of diagnosis. Kids on the autism spectrum have difficulty with social interactions and […]

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A Guinea Pig is the best friend of a child with autism

Apr 26, 2016
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In previous studies, researchers in Australia captured these results by surveying parents and teachers or asking independent observersto analyze videotapes of the children playing. In the new report, however, the researchers analyzed physiological data pointing to the animals’ calming effect on the children. The children played with two guinea pigs in groups of three — […]

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