Mar. 12, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have found that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be accurately diagnosed in young children via remote, telemedicine assessments, a method that could significantly increase access and reduce wait times for autism services. In a first-of-its-kind study, the researchers compared the accuracy of rapid telemedicine evaluations to in-person evaluations...
Feb. 8, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have worked out part of the “wiring diagram” of a signaling system in the brain that has been linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Oct. 12, 2017—Creating a model pipeline that will assist adults on the autism spectrum find innovative jobs is the purpose of Vanderbilt University’s new Center for Autism & Innovation.
Sep. 5, 2017—Inspired by Temple Grandin, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Maithilee Kunda figured out how to create artificial intelligence that emulates image-based thinking.
Aug. 25, 2017—New insights into the long-lasting effects of Fragile X syndrome on connections in the brain during early development highlight the importance of early detection and treatment.
Feb. 14, 2017—Both ASD and IZone schools are recruiting effective teachers, but the iZone schools are doing a better job of retaining them.
Jul. 21, 2016—A team of engineers and psychologists have developed a virtual reality driving simulator designed to help teenagers with autism spectrum disorder learn to drive, a key skill in allowing them to live independent and productive lives.
Mar. 4, 2015—Student and teacher mobility rates have improved since the ASD takeover, researchers say.
Mar. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt's Paul Yoder and Zachary Warren and Wendy Stone of the University of Washington’s Autism Center have received at five-year, $2.1 million NIH grant to study communication interventions for younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder.
Mar. 23, 2013—An interdisciplinary team of mechanical engineers and autism experts at Vanderbilt University have developed an adaptive robotic system and used it to demonstrate that humanoid robots can be powerful tools for enhancing the basic social learning skills of children with autism.