The GW Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute - ANDI

The GW Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute - ANDI


Have you said, “What do I need to do to ensure my child with disabilities is taken care of? How do I protect my kids’ access to social benefits while maintaining lifestyle? What is the process and where do I begin?” Get these questions and more answered by attending one of these FREE webinars this week. Click on the corresponding registration link below to sign up. A confirmation email will be sent with login information. • Monday, November 11th at 7pm (ET): • Tuesday, November 12th at 4pm (ET):

GW's Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute (ANDI) RESEARCH. CLINICAL CARE. POLICY. @GWautism

GW's Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute (ANDI) RESEARCH. CLINICAL CARE. POLICY. @GWautism

Mission: In collaboration with Children's National Health System, the GW Medical Faculty Associates and the George Washington University Hospital, the institute focuses on three main areas related to autism and neurodevelopmental disorders: research, treatment and policy. Individuals with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders will have access to assessments, interventions, medical treatments, support services and clinical trials. While faculty conduct biomedical and cognitive neuroscience research, GW will provide policymakers, public health officials and health care administrators with the information they need to improve access to quality and affordable care.

Autism Society releases COVID-19 toolkit

Parents & caregivers: tomorrow, UVA is hosting a free webinar for managing challenging behavior at home. Helpful tips for both autistic and typical kids!

Congratulations to our colleague @chynnagolding on her 2nd yr appointment as @autismspeaks DC policy ambassador! Chynna has advocated for legislation such as #autismcares #avantislaw , advocated for sustained funding for autism research & meets with the #autismcaucus frequently

Seeking adults on the autism spectrum to help guide future research on adult development and aging! Interested in participating? Email [email protected] or call 202-994-0756

Dr. Gregory Wallace, Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at GW and Principal Investigator of the Lab of Autism and Developmental Neuroscience is recruiting adults who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder to take part in a study.

This study uses an open-ended interview to investigate potential avenues for future research on adult development and aging in autism as well as determining what autistics would like to see from such research.

Time ⏱: 30-60 min
Eligibility: 18+ years old & diagnosed with ASD

#asd #autismreseach #andi #gregwallace

Disclosure of a need or disability in the workplace can be daunting. To help navigate this, our friends at @gwlawatyps are teaming up with law firm #williamsandconnolly to host a discussion about disclosure. 👏👏👏 Visit @gwlawatyps for full flyer with contact information regarding needs for this event (e.g. ASL interpreter, CART services, etc.) #neurodiversity #gwlaw #dmv #disclosure #neurodivergent #autismatwork @mitre.corp

[image description: The Atypical Society & Williams and Connolly Present: A conversation about disclosure, featuring: Natasha M. Zech, director of attorney recruiting, diversity, and development at Williams & Connolly. And Malachi Jones, Chief diversity partner at Williams and Connolly. February 13th, 12-1pm, student conference center at GWU.]

See you at tomorrow’s seminar: “Moving Forward by Looking Backward: Advancing Biomarker Development in Autism” @childrensnational #biomarkers #autism

All the essentials at the #autismatwork summit today!! #coffee #water #fidget @autismatworksummit #jssa @servicesource @univofmaryland @mitre.corp

Participate in Our Research

Earn up to $90 and receive a picture of your brain in our developmental studies at The GW Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute!

We are currently looking for children and adolescents ages 5-17 for a study that involves child-friendly computer games! Click the link below and we will contact you with more information. autism center, autism research Do you want to help us learn about the developing brain? We currently are looking for children and adolescents aged 5-17 for a study investigating social and nonsocia…

Check out these awesome cheat sheets for graphic or web-based design tailored to specific audiences. Minor modifications can make a big difference, and are often good for everyone! @gwlawatyps @gwudsc #goodforthegoose #goodforthegander #inclusion #gwandi #andi #autism #dyslexia #inclusivedesign @ Washington D.C.

Joining others on campus to learn and share about #accessibility (and not just physical accessibility!) @gwudsc @gwlawatyps

Scenes from today’s energizing symposium with @melwoodhtc @bbt #ANDIteam #ndeam #righthiresrightnow #neurodiversity #hireneurodiverse @ Cloyd Heck Marvin Center

Tim Fox from CAI wants to help people find careers, not jobs, but makes one thing clear about hiring neurodiverse: “We are a for profit company. We are solving a business problem.” @melwoodhtc @computeraidinc #ndeam

‪From today’s #ANDI team #fnirs training with Jeff Eilbott! @Hitachi_US @NIRx_NIRS ‬

2019 Summit

Hiring for neurodiversity is quickly emerging as a critical element in many HR strategies. It provides a competitive advantage and promotes social inclusion. Neurodivergent people are unemployed or under-employed at the same time that employers are struggling to fill high-demand jobs in a tight labor market.

We are proud to collaborate with Melwood at The Right Talent, Right Now: Breaking Workforce Barriers Summit, where Melwood is convening experts and leaders from across the country to discuss how to train, recruit, and retain neurodiverse talent and build a reliable new workforce pipeline.

Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab

Learn more about the work that Gabriela Rosenblau is doing for ANDI at her website for the Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab at GW! at George Washington University

Our colleagues at Gallaudet University are in need of volunteers for a study on ASD. Rewards will be given to participants!

Contact the number shown in the image for further information.

DC Autism Parents (DCAP)

The George Washington University is study eating habits in ASD! Parents and their children ages 7-17. Contact Emily Richard at [email protected] or 202-994-0756 for more information!

Learn more about how GW's Milken Institute School of Public Health has been reaching out to autistic young adults to help them meet the challenges of adult life here!

We'll be holding an open house for Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday. Join us at our office to learn about who we are and what we do! Refreshments will be available to visitors.

Join us at District House, room B114 from 2-3pm. As always, all are welcome! Free registration @ #andilectureseries #autism #gwu #andi #districthouse . . . 2121 H St NW

Dr. Chung-Hyuk Park directs the Assistive Robotics and Tele-Medicine (ART-Med) laboratory, where he works on robot therapies for ASD and other disabilities. Find out more about his research during his presentation during our #ANDILectureSeries on April 17!

Over the last two days, #GWResearchDays has showcased the research, scholarship, and creativity of George Washington University and its students. Congratulations to everyone who participated!

At #GWResearchDays, ANDI's Emma Plourde discusses social learning paradigms for adolescents. #ANDI

We are SO proud of our research assistants, who presented on behalf of ANDI during GW Research Days. Here is Sam Metzger, who is helping research cerebellar variation among women with ASD.

Week 2 of Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month! Visit our website to check out the events we’re hosting:

We’re proud to announce that two undergraduate students from our ANDI team will be presenting posters during #gwresearchdays . Congratulations Samantha Metzger & Emma Plourde! Stop by Marvin Center on April 10 (12:30-3:00) to learn more about their work with ANDI #gwresearchdays

TODAY! Free and open to all in the DMV

GW students: The @gwlawatyps is having a general body meeting TONIGHT! 8:15pm, L201 #autism #gwautism #atyps #gwlaw #andi #andilab #autismacceptance #neurodiversity #gwu #april #dc

We’re out here talking about #autism with the #GW and #DC community. Take action by joining one (or more) of our events! #autismacceptance

ANDI Lecture series

SAVE THE DATE: On April 17, Dr. Chung-Hyuk Park will be joining us for the next installment of thers ANDI Lecture Series. RSVP here: Speaker: Chung-Hyuk Park Title: TBD

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SAVE THE DATE: On March 20, Dr. Jennifer Frey will be joining us for the next installment of the ANDI Lecture Series. RSVP here: #ANDILectureSeries Eventbrite brings people together through live experiences. Discover events that match your passions, or create your own with online ticketing tools.

ANDI is at the @georgehacksgw Hackathon today! Good luck to all who are competing 🙌🏻 @ George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

‪We’re cozying up this winter break with David Finch’s book: The Journal of Best Practices. What’s YOUR winter pick?‬

“We now recognize as enabling certain features that used to be disabling...We are starting to see autism as essentially human.” #royrichardgrinker #andilectureseries #autism #stigma #mentalillness #gwu

Come for a light breakfast and stay for Dr. Grinker's Dec 12 talk on the state of mental illness stigma. Register for free here: #ANDILectureSeries

Friends, students, researchers, families: December 12 - Mark your calendars for our next #ANDILectureSeries speaker, Dr. Richard Grinker. 2121 H St NW, rm B114. 10-11am. Breakfast is on us!

Happy Friday!

Lecture with Dr. Anthony LaMantia today. Thanks to all who came out! #andilectureseries #andilab #gwu #lamantia

Excellent event for neurodiverse students at GW. Join us tonight at 7:30 to listen and discuss topics that are important to YOU. #neurodiversegw #andilab #andi #advocacy #gwu

The Diversity and Inclusion Assembly invites you to their second Listening Session where students of different communities can speak about the challenges they face, here at GW. Please join us this Thursday, November 15th, at 7:30 pm in Marvin 413 for a discussion on the experience of students with disabilities and what can be done to improve our community for all members.

We voted! #ANDIvotes #gwu #andilab

Happy Election Day! #ANDIvotes #govote

[10/16/18]   Spectrum will be hosting a webinar tomorrow featuring researcher Stelios Georgides; find more information in the link below.

Stelios Georgiades explores heterogeneity in autism over time

We are currently looking for volunteers for two of our studies. If you or someone you know might be interested in them, please feel free to contact us via the email addresses on the flyers shown below!

[09/11/18]   During our ANDI Ice Cream Social last spring, we were fortunate to meet AJ Link, a 2nd year law student at GW. AJ has autism, and is one of many students in the Law school who identifies/is diagnosed as neurodiverse. To support this student population, he created a student organization called The Atypical Student Society (ATYPS), which aims to do the following:

-Provide a supportive community for atypical students
-Create an opportunity for neurotypical allies to meet fellow students with different cognitive conditions and learn about their different experiences
-Provide resources and strategies to help atypical students thrive in the law school environment
-Prepare law students for productive legal careers after graduation

One of ANDI’s goals as an institute has been to support the student population at GW, and collaborate with departments and organizations to promote an optimal learning environment for our neurodiverse students.

ATYPS recognizes that their success relies in part on faculty/staff collaboration and support. Organizations face challenges with continuity when key leaders graduate. AJ, the ATYPS group and ANDI invite you to join us at their first meeting. Following this meeting, we invite you to consider becoming a mentor for this organization to support their efforts and help to expand this outreach to the undergraduate student body. All are welcome.

The first ATPYS meeting will be held on Monday, September 17 at 8:10pm, at Lerner Hall, 2000 H Street, room L201.

The Faison Center | The Faison Annual Conference | Richmond VA

ANDI is pleased to announce that The Faison Center will be holding its first annual conference this October 5-6. The Faison Center will feature experts in behavior analysis and other special education related fields to discuss educational, clinical, and lifespan needs for those impacted by autism and other related developmental disabilities. All meals and a networking social with appetizers and drinks are included. BCBA/BCaBAs will earn 4.5 CEUs.

For more information, please see the following link:

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