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Autism: ‘A Family Experience’

June 7, 2022

UNC-Chapel Hill alum Kelley Altman Greer ’92 has personally and professionally witnessed the impact of autism on individuals and families. As a school psychologist and counselor in the Atlanta area for 20-plus years, and throughout her career in both public … Continued

Breakthroughs In Early Intervention

April 21, 2022

Researchers work to find new and more accessible ways to detect and treat autism earlier. Two researchers in the UNC Department of Psychiatry are testing a new approach that may predict the diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism, in … Continued

Piven Appointed to Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

August 14, 2021

From UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom Joseph Piven, MD, director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, was named as one of 22 public members of this federal committee that coordinates activities and provides advice to national … Continued

Key Brain Molecule May Play Role in Many Brain Disorders

April 13, 2021

Key Brain Molecule May Play Role in Many Brain Disorders From the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom  April 6, 2021 UNC-Chapel Hill scientists discovered microRNA-29 is an important cellular switch controlling late-stage brain development, a foundational discovery … Continued

UNC School of Medicine Faculty Earn Harvey Award

September 14, 2020

Laura Klinger, PhD, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, will lead a team developing a “neurodiversity toolkit” to help companies address challenges faced by employees with autism, such as social expectations and time management in … Continued