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MSU Takes a Neurodiverse Approach to Theater Education

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
A few of the Wharton Center from the seating. The seats are red and the stage is dark.

Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre has produced a first-of-its-kind play that is written specifically for an audience that is neurodiverse, which are variations in the human brain…

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Employing Young Adults with Autism

Monday, April 1, 2019
Young Adults, Employment, Autism

When Anthony Capriglione was at Michigan State University he had a difficult time adjusting to the new environment, working in groups and communicating with peers and teachers due…

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MSU’s Fisher Studying Bullying Against Autistic Youth

Monday, July 31, 2017
Colourful letters spelling out Autism on a wooden background

A Michigan State University education scholar will use a $400,000 federal grant to study friendship and bullying in middle school students with and without autism and intellectual disability….

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Research Offers New Clues to Rare Genetic Disease

Monday, July 3, 2017
Jeff MacKeigan

Tuberous sclerosis complex, or TSC, is considered a rare genetic disease, yet for the estimated 50,000 patients in the United States and almost 2 million individuals worldwide, dealing…

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Autistic Pride Day, June 18

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Michigan State University has established the Research in Autism, Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (RAIND) initiative to bring together a wide variety of multidisciplinary research already being pursued by more than…

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MSU Researchers Find Target for Reducing Autism Symptoms

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Hongbing Wang

Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of autism. Even though the single gene that’s responsible for it was discovered in 1991, and the disease is detected…

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Can Telehealth Fill Gap in Autism Services?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Parents struggling to find and afford therapy for their child with autism may eventually be able to provide that therapy themselves with the help of telehealth training. Findings…

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Goldowitz Appointed Visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor

Monday, April 25, 2016
Daniel Goldowitz

Daniel Goldowitz, an internationally recognized expert in brain development and brain disorders, has been appointed Visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor, the most prestigious faculty appointment at Michigan State University….

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Is Precision Medicine a Pipe Dream?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

B. Keith English, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University, presents an overview of why precision medicine is…

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Michael Leahy Invested as University Distinguished Professor

Monday, October 26, 2015

Dr. Michael Leahy was invested as a University Distinguished Professor by the College of Education on October 26, 2015. In his acceptance speech, Professor Leahy recaps his career…

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