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Northern Illinois University’s STEMfest is an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and math that strives to introduce all people to the wonders of science. However, for some adults and children, a loud, bright and crowded environment makes it hard for them to feel welcome. That’s why this year, the STEMfest organizers are introducing a...
Are coordination skills the underlying link between language and motor deficits in children with autism? That is one question NIU speech-language pathology assistant professor Allison Gladfelter and physical therapy assistant professor Christina Odeh are looking to answer with their current research study. They are seeking participants for a research study exploring how balance, coordination, language...
NIU’s School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders is coordinating a support group for caregivers of children (from birth through age 22) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. This support group will provide caregivers a place to discuss their personal experiences and hear presentations from speakers on topics ranging from educational,...
NIU’s School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders is coordinating a support group for caregivers of children (from birth through age 22) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. This support group will provide caregivers a place to discuss their personal experiences and hear presentations from speakers on topics ranging from educational,...
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Collaboration is the name of the game in modern health research. Faculty in the School of Nursing and Health Studies (NUHS) are not only playing that game on a national level but they’re also winning. Over the last year, federal funding agencies have awarded nearly $20 million to four such collaborative projects, two led by...
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Lucy Bilaver, assistant professor in the NIU School of Nursing and Health Studies, has been awarded a highly competitive research grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Bilaver’s project will identify racial and ethnic disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of children with autism and answer several important questions when considering race and...
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In a new Psychology Today blog, NIU professor Christine Malecki discusses the pressures faced by parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). “It breaks my heart thinking of parents of children severely affected by ASD who are doing as much as they can, yet see only small steps of progress,” the NIU psychology professor...
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April is National Autism Awareness Month. NIU’s Student Council for Exceptional Children invites the campus community to a free movie night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, in the Cole Hall Auditorium. “Best Kept Secret” is a documentary that features the journey of a special educator’s struggle to prepare her students with autism...
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Northern Illinois University’s Sigma Nu fraternity is raising money to promote autism awareness. Members of the fraternity will be selling bracelets featuring the words “Autism Speaks” for $1 apiece from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, and Thursday, Feb. 2, on the lower level of the Holmes Student Center, and 10 a.m. until...