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Autism Help on the Way
Source: Rutgers Magazine Published On: Winter 2016

Rutgers is creating a center for adults with autism that will  provide the opportunity for them to live and work independently within a university setting. The Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services,... Read Full Article Here

Autism and Language Impairment Genetically Linked
Source: Rutgers Toda Published On: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Author: Robin Lally

Lorenzo Miodus-Santini, an 11-year-old sixth-grader from Princeton, who was classified as autistic at only 13 months old, was never a big talker. As an infant he didn’t babble or coo. When he was a toddler beginning to speak, he would learn one... Read Full Article Here

Rutgers Announces Initiative to Launch Center to Support Adults with Autism
Source: Rutgers Today Published On: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS), to be located in two buildings on the university’s Douglass Campus in New Brunswick, will offer up to 60 adults with autism, who are living off campus, with university jobs supported by... Read Full Article Here

Rutgers Sensory and Motion Studies Show Promise for Increasing Autonomy in Children with Autism
Source: Rutgers Today Published On: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Author: Carrie Stetler

The sensory impairments of children with autism, which often prevent them from connecting their movements with their intentions, are the main reason they have trouble communicating and retaining knowledge, contends Elizabeth Torres, a... Read Full Article Here

Rutgers Receives $1.5 Million Gift for Chair in Adult Autism as Part of ‘Our Rutgers, Our Future’ Campaign
Source: Rutgers Today Published On: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ. – Two families, longtime friends who between them have three sons on the autism spectrum, have made a $1.5 million gift to Rutgers University to endow a faculty position in adult autism, a field in which there is a critical... Read Full Article Here

Scientist with Autism Uses Own Experience to Investigate the Disorder in the Lab
Source: Rutgers Today Published On: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Author: Robin Lally

After spending years in special education programs, made to feel that he couldn’t learn, Lunden graduated from high school with honors – excelling in advanced placement courses such as chemistry and calculus. He was accepted and attended Cornell... Read Full Article Here

Finding Out How Adults With Autism Get Where They Need to Go
Source: Rutgers Today Published On: Monday, September 14, 2015 Author: Dory Devlin

Katie Monroe, 20, and her mom, Mary Ann, took part because they wanted to learn more about transportation options for Katie, who often travels into New York from her home in Denville. They find NJ Transit’s website difficult to navigate and would... Read Full Article Here

Guiding Parents of Children With Autism Through The Medical Maze
Source: Rutgers Today Published On: Monday, March 9, 2015 Author: Patti Verbanas

Pediatric neurologist Sue Ming and pediatric geneticist Beth Pletcher, professors at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, have worked with children with ASD for more than a decade and have seen firsthand the... Read Full Article Here

Guiding Parents of Children With Autism Through The Medical Maze
Source: Monday, March 9, 2015 Published On: Monday, March 9, 2015 Author: Patti Verbanas

Pediatric neurologist Sue Ming and pediatric geneticist Beth Pletcher, professors at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, have worked with children with ASD for more than a decade and have seen firsthand the... Read Full Article Here

Families Unite to Help Adults With Autism
Source: The Wall Street Journal Published On: Jan. 31, 2013 10:48 p.m. ET Author: MELANIE GRAYCE WEST

There are certain dreams every parent has for his or her child: good health, a great job and happiness at home. But for the parents of children with autism, that future can be "uncertain," says Michael Lillard, chief investment officer of... Read Full Article Here

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