The GW Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute - ANDI

The GW Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute - ANDI

GW's Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute (ANDI)

GW's Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute (ANDI)

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.

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:

Happy Father's Day to ANDI Director, Kevin Pelphrey and all of the other Dads out there! See the link below to read about Dr. Pelphrey’s experience as an autism dad. #fathersday #ANDI #autismdad #gwu

Congratulations to our amazing RA @_nikitashah on her graduation from GW's Colombian College of Arts & Sciences! @gwucolumbian Nikita received her BA in Cognitive Neuroscience with a minor in Mind/Brain Studies. We are proud to announce that she will continue working with our team as a research assistant before applying to graduate programs. #GOnikita #GWUgrad #teamANDI #Congrats

[05/01/18]   The next installment of the ANDI Lecture Series will take place on June 7, and will feature Abigail Marsh, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology and the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience of Georgetown University. More information will be given prior to the date of the lecture.

Big thanks to Dr. Allison Jack and everyone who attended her lecture on sexual dimorphism in the brain last Thursday!

[03/12/18]   There will not be a lecture on March 15. The next installment of the ANDI lecture series will be held on March 29 and will feature Greg Wallace, Assistant Professor at the George Washington University. Additional information will be forthcoming prior to the lecture.

Lecture Series Promotes Interdisciplinary Approach to Autism Research | The School of Medicine & Health Sciences | The George Washington University

We are pleased to report that our lecture series has been featured on the School of Medicine and Health Sciences website. Find more information at A new lecture series from the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorder Institute (ANDI) at the George Washington University (GW) aims to connect researchers, faculty members, and students from across the university whose fields of expertise are relevant to the study of autism.

Our next lecture will take place on March 1st, and will feature Corinde Wiers from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health. Sign In easy by registering here:

This is the second talk in our ANDI talk series. Come check it out on February 15th at 11a.m.

Calling all adolescents! We have a new study, and participation can be completed online. Interested? Email [email protected] #andilab #preferencestudy #adolescents #gwu #smhs #andi #onlinestudy #gwresearch #foggybottom

TODAY @ 11 - "Testing sensory hypersensitivities in young children with autism to facilitate early diagnosis and intervention: an introduction." District House, rm B118

We're kicking off our ANDI lecture series TOMORROW at 11! Dr. Gabriela Rosenblau will lead an introduction and briefly discuss one of our brain imaging studies. Join us: District House, rm B118

#communicationiskey #georgebernardshaw #wisewords #wisdomwednesday

Kevin Pelphrey Awarded Grant from Simons Foundation for Autism Research | The School of Medicine & Health Sciences | The George Washington University

Congratulations to Dr. Pelphrey on the new grant! For years Kevin Pelphrey, PhD, has wanted to explore the effectiveness of using a drug to prime the brain for evidence-based intervention. Now, with the help of a grant from the Simons Foundation, he has the opportunity to test the effects of a neuropeptide on children with autism.

Participate in our research projects. It s fun and you can get gift cards and prizes! Contact us at [email protected] to get more information.

Would you like to know more about how your child learns? Contact us at [email protected] for more information!

Kevin Pelphrey will be speaking at the GW Speech, Language & Hearing (SLH) Sciences Speaker Series on progress toward precision treatments for autism. Register here:

Join us tomorrow as our guest speaker, Sofie Vettori, a PhD candidate from Gent, Belgium discusses "Assessing face processing in autism spectrum disorders with fast periodic visual stimulation EEG”. GW Duques Hall, Room 151 at 1pm. We hope to see you there!

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