Amy Swanson

Sarah Carpenter learned a lot working for “The Simpsons.” At Vanderbilt, she applies that knowledge to autism research.

“What I learned there — that’s what we’re doing here.”

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Training program meets ‘critical need’ for earlier autism identification

A three-year study that evaluated the effectiveness of a training program designed to enhance autism spectrum disorder identification and assessment within community pediatric settings was released this week in the journal Autism.

Humanoid robot helps train children with autism

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.