Hine to lead DDM, TRIAD outreach and training efforts
Jan. 26, 2023—Jeffrey Hine, PhD, has been named director of Primary Care Outreach and Training for the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC), the VKC Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Division of Developmental Medicine.
Federally funded studies into treatment for chronic conditions overlook efficacy in adults with autism, analysis finds
Jan. 13, 2023—Physical health disparity conditions in autistic adults have not been the focus of any research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the last four decades, an analysis of a federal database found.
Multisite project seeks to use patients’ voices to help diagnose disease
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.
SENSE Theatre to offer two free performances
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
Autism and sleep problems
May. 10, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers developed a framework for using de-identified medical records to characterize sleep in people on the autism spectrum — a framework that should also be useful for studying other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Children with autism report greater gender diversity: study
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.
VKC data shows increase in autism spectrum disorder prevalence, provides new data on 4-year-olds
Dec. 2, 2021—Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) researchers are seeing an increase in the number of children in Tennessee with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Social skills intervention study seeking adult participants with autism
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...
Initiative helps patients with communication disorders
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.
TRIAD,TEIS partnership expands early intervention services
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).
Youth with ASD have higher body mass index: study
Mar. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have concluded that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tend to have higher body mass index (BMI) percentiles when compared to youth with typical development.
Females with autism reach puberty earlier: study
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.