Monthly Archives: April 2017

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Debra Reisinger

Debra Reisinger to start internship at Kennedy Krieger Institute in July!

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A big congratulations to graduate student Debra Reisinger, who has accepted an internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the John Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore Maryland!  Debra will intern at Kennedy Krieger for the 2017-2018 academic year with plans to obtain her doctoral degree upon completion.  We hope her dogs will acclimate to the Baltimore weather quickly;)  Congratulations Debra!!


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Dr. Jane Roberts gave a talk at UC Davis Distinguished Lecture Series

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Dr. Jane Roberts participated in UC Davis’ Distinguished Lecture Series on April 12th 2017.  Her talk was entitled, Biobehavioral Profiles in Infants with Fragile X Syndrome: Emergence of Autism and Anxiety in Fragile X Syndrome.   She spoke about characterizing the phenotype of fragile X syndrome, the leading known single-gene cause of autism spectrum disorders. In addition, Dr. Roberts talked about her latest research which focuses on the role of anxiety in autism and their interface across the developmental spectrum.


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Join us in Lighting it Up Blue!!

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April is National Autism Awareness Month! According to the CDC, approximately 1 in 68 school-aged children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  This month gives an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness and acceptance around the world. Together we can make a better world for those with autism by taking action and supporting organizations which provide support for families affected by ASD.


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Magellan Awarded to Chandler Knott and Allison Vittes

Undergraduates Chandler Knott and Allison Vittes have been awarded a Magellan grant to fund their research project entitled: Early Features of Anxiety Behavior in Infants at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Congratulations Chandler and Allison!


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