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NIH launches website for StoryCorps project

Jul. 28, 2016—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching its Voices of the NIH Community website, which features a collection of StoryCorps audio recordings from patients, families, researchers, doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers in both the NIH and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) communities.

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SENSE Theatre Camp presents ‘The Year of the Ladybug’ June 17-18

Jun. 14, 2016—"The Year of the Ladybug" is the capstone performance of the SENSE Theatre Summer Camp for youths with autism spectrum disorders and peer actors. The performances are free.

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The most popular research stories of 2015

Dec. 28, 2015—With discoveries ranging from the origins of consciousness to the end of the universe, 2015 was a year of incredibly diverse research at Vanderbilt University.

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Theatre program benefits children with autism: study

Sep. 30, 2015—Children with autism who participated in a 10-week, 40-hour, theatre-based program showed significant differences in social ability compared to a group of children with autism who did not participate, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Brain study sheds light on how children with autism process social play

Jan. 26, 2015—Brain scans confirm significant differences in play behavior, brain activation patterns and stress levels in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as compared with typically developing children. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Vanderbilt University examined social play exchanges on multiple levels, revealing associations among brain regions, behavior and arousal in children with ASD. The...

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Children with autism benefit from peer solicitation

Dec. 12, 2013—Peer solicitation – a child inviting another to play – can improve reciprocal social interaction among children with autism, according to a Vanderbilt University study released today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Researchers studied playground interactions between children with autism and typically developing peers and found the two groups play similarly when...

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Theatre offers promise for youth with autism, Vanderbilt study finds

Oct. 22, 2013—A novel autism intervention program using theatre to teach reciprocal communication skills is improving social deficits in adolescents with the disorder that now affects an estimated one in 88 children, Vanderbilt University researchers released today in the journal Autism Research.

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ResearchMatch adds registry for autism disorders

Jan. 31, 2013—ResearchMatch, a national on-line volunteer recruitment service hosted by Vanderbilt University, has launched a sub-registry for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to increase the participation of children and adults with autism in clinical research studies.

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Vanderbilt autism experts available for World Autism Day, National Autism Awareness Month

Mar. 30, 2012—Autism experts from Vanderbilt University are available for interviews on World Autism Awareness Day, designated by the United Nations as April 2.

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VUCast Extra: Making theatre magic

Aug. 5, 2011—What happens when you combine research on autism with theatre? You get a unique camp that ends with a grand performance and a greater purpose. Carole Bartoo and videographer Mike Todd take you on this unique journey for children with autism in this VUCast Extra.

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Children with autism take center stage at SENSE Theatre

Jun. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt researcher uses theater as therapy for children with autism.

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