LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.
Life, Animated is coming to Chicago’s Music Box Theater on July 15th!
How do most families proceed after early ASD screening, and how are their decisions affected by formal diagnosis? Continue reading
Congratulations to Dr. Roberts for being awarded the Clarence Simon Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in the School of Communication! Continue reading
Siblings of children with ASD need support of their own, but may also be able to help give support as well. Continue reading
Summer in Chicago is a great time to play outside with your kids! Us kids here at EIRG had a blast playing kickball at our end of the year picnic. Good luck with finals to all of our wonderful students!
Today our lab is celebrating Red Nose Day which helps raise awareness and money to support children’s charities worldwide. If you’re interested in finding out more, or donating, visit rednoseday.org
Children with ASD aren’t the only ones with difficulty communicating – often parents and teachers have trouble discussing their concerns and priorities with one another Continue reading
How can symbolic gestures help with your child’s communication? Continue reading
We’ve all heard how kids need to eat right and exercise, but getting involved in physical activities is especially important for children with ASD. Continue reading
Researchers from the Purdue Autism Cluster and the Autism Society of Indiana gave talks on their various applied research projects. The talks feature topics such as facilitated communication, AAC, animal-assisted therapy, and evidence-based practice. Click here to watch videos of these presentations on YouTube!
EIRG’s Dr. Megan Roberts is providing a course for professionals on how to navigate the referral process for an autism diagnosis. The course will take place on June 2nd, 2016 at 6:00 PM. Please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YTC9T3T. See flyer below.
As a parent, you are probably quick to notice any change in your child’s actions, emotions, and communication. You are keenly aware of their favorite toys, foods, and activities. You are responsive to their wants and needs. Your responsiveness may be a positive step in promoting your child’s development. Continue reading
Parent Behaviors and Children’s Brain Development Continue reading
How are these skills related? Continue reading
To celebrate Autism Awareness Month, Wiley is offering free access and downloads on autism research articles. This collection is available to anyone through April 30th.
Click here to access the collection!
When young children learn language, they rely greatly on a skill that most of us don’t even realize we have: joint attention. Continue reading
It’s no secret that reading to children has great benefits for their language development, but what can we do to make sure they get the maximum benefit from being read to? Continue reading
How to respond to your toddler’s gestures in order to foster language learning- Continue reading
We just took the pledge to end the R-word. Please consider joining us to make the world a more accepting and inclusive place for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Please see http://www.r-word.org/ to learn more!
Which types of toys are best for promoting child language? Continue reading