Families of League School students interested in participating in autism-related research have a new potential opportunity through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Media Lab. This research seeks to improve understanding of autism and enhance daily life for people with autism and their families. “The League School appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with MIT to advance the understanding of autism for the betterment of the autism community,” said League School Chief Executive Officer Larry Sauer. 

Due to the pandemic, all MIT autism studies are fully remote. MIT has a research project that may pique parents’ interest:

For minimally or non-verbal students and their families: this study seeks to improve communication between these students and their community with a goal of building a device that functions like a “personalized Google Translate” for nonverbal individuals.

“MIT neuroscientists study the social, communicative, sensory, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of autism so we can improve the quality of life for people on the autism spectrum and their families,” said Cindy Li, Autism Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator for MIT.

If you want to learn more about this study and see whether you are a fit, or are interested in hearing about future MIT study opportunities, contact Cindy Li at MIT.

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