May 19, 2017

Dr. Roberts Will Co-Direct the Center for Research Incubation

Megan Roberts will co-direct the Center for Research Incubation of the new DevSci Institute. Read more about the institute in this Northwestern article.

May 19, 2017

Jordan Lee presents poster at IMFAR

Masters student and EIRG volunteer, Jordan Lee, presented a poster at the 2017 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in San Francisco on May 13th.

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April 12, 2017

Seesaw Theatre

The Seesaw Theatre at Northwestern “strives to enrich the lives of individuals living with autism spectrum condition and other developmental differences by increasing their access to theatre and fostering the use of performance as a channel for expression.”

Click here to learn more!

September 9, 2016

Congratulations, Katie!

Our fantastic interventionist, Katie Meyer, has just been awarded her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Read More

August 31, 2016

PEACCH Parent Group

FREE opportunity for parents of children 6 months-2 years who have been diagnosed with hearing loss! Read More

June 20, 2016

Life, Animated Documentary coming to Chicago

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!

June 9, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Roberts!

Congratulations to Dr. Roberts for being awarded the Clarence Simon Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in the School of Communication! Read More

June 6, 2016

We Kick-Started Summer!

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!

May 26, 2016

Red Nose Day

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

April 28, 2016

TEDxPurdueU 2015 – Let’s Talk about Autism

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!

April 25, 2016

Course for Early Intervention Professionals

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 See flyer below.

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April 8, 2016

Free Access to Autism Related Research

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!

March 2, 2016

March 2 is National R-word Day of Awareness!

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 to learn more!

January 29, 2016

You’ve Got Mail!

We at EIRG are so excited to add to the growing body of knowledge about communication development in young children. With two federally funded grants, we are able to provide support to families and children with autism. Read More

January 27, 2016

Inclusion of Children With Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education recently issued a joint policy statement aiming to increase inclusion of children with disabilities in early childcare programs. Read More