Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is partnering with 11 institutions on a $14 million NIH-funded project that aims to establish voice as a biomarker used in clinical care.
Jun. 9, 2022—SENSE Theatre®, a summer camp for youth with autism spectrum disorders led by Blythe Corbett, PhD, and supported by the Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives® will present two live, free performances of an original play with music. Both performances of “The Year of the Ladybug” will take place in the Wyatt Center Rotunda on the Vanderbilt campus at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18
Apr. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers found that children with autism report higher rates of gender diversity — the way in which an individual experiences gender distinct from social norms for their gender assigned at birth — than their typically developing peers.
Dec. 2, 2021—Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) researchers are seeing an increase in the number of children in Tennessee with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Nov. 15, 2021—The SENSE Lab is currently recruiting adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to be part of a study that examines an intervention, SENSE Theatre, targeting improvement of social skills in adults with ASD. We are looking for 18-40-year-old men and women with ASD to join our study. Participation includes psychological testing (2-3 hours), social interaction...
Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt's Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is working to educate clinicians about augmentative and alternative communication methods for patients with communication disorders.
Jul. 22, 2021—The Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) has renewed its contract with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) to continue and expand a partnership with Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS).
Feb. 25, 2021—Blythe Corbett, PhD, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and investigator with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, recently led a study which found that on average, females with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experienced the onset of puberty 9.5 months earlier than their peers.
Jan. 8, 2021—A unifying explanation of the cause of autism and the reason for its rising prevalence has eluded scientists for decades, but a theoretical model published in the journal Medical Hypotheses describes the cause as a combination of socially valued traits, common in autism, and any number of co-occurring disabilities.
Oct. 29, 2020—A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is launching a program to improve access to primary care for adults with autism.