Teen Development in Youth with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder

Portrait of group of children

Pubertal development contributes to significant physical, psychological, hormonal, and social changes. Our goal is to examine stress and arousal across pubertal development in children with and without ASD to identify potential risk factors, treatment targets, and therapeutic strategies.

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Investigating Social Competence in Youth with Autism

The SENSE Lab at Vanderbilt University is studying the effects of behavior therapy and theatre techniques in children with autism. We invite children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to be a part of our multisite treatment program.

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How Children Play

Social play is important for children with autism spectrum disorders. We invite 7-14 year old boys and girls with autism or typical development to be part of our research about how children play together!

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