On Giving Tuesday, Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences launched five crowdfunding campaigns, including Autism Research at Purdue University.
In 2012, Purdue families, administrators, and faculty shared a white paper designed to support an autism initiative here at Purdue. This initiative was a huge success! Within only five years we have attracted eight new autism researchers, hosted our first Purdue Autism Conference, launched an autism treatment program, hosted several world renowned autism researchers, and secured more than three million dollars in funding from the National Institutes of Health, and the Gadomski and Anderson Foundations. This crowdfunding initiative will help keep Purdue’s Autism Research initiative moving forward!
With your support, we can help turn dreams into impactful projects! http://crowdfunding.purdue.edu/autism
Families shopping for holiday gifts have options that can build social skills and provide a foundation for communication skills. Several toys and games available this holiday season provide more than just fun for children dealing with autism spectrum disorders.
Researchers are a step closer to answering one of the critical questions about the brain – how neural networks in the organ perform the computations necessary for higher-level brain functions.
Creating a program to train educators to better teach students with developmental disabilities, including autism, is the goal of new grant-funded research by faculty in the Purdue University’s College of Education.
Rose Mason, an assistant professor of educational studies in the College of Education and a member of the Purdue Autism Cluster, is principal investigator for the three-year project which recently received $1.39 million from the Institute of Education Sciences.