Amy Wetherby

Strategic classroom intervention can make big difference for autism students

Special training for teachers may mean big results for students with autism spectrum disorder, according to Florida State University and Emory University researchers. In a new study, children whose teachers received specialized training “were initiating more, participating more, having back-and-forth conversations more, and responding to their teachers and peers more frequently,” said researcher Lindee Morgan. […]

FSU leads interdisciplinary network created to help families respond to autism diagnosis

Florida State University researchers have been awarded a five-year, $10.2 million Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) network grant to test a two-part home intervention designed to bridge the gap between diagnosis and treatment. Their plan is to coach families and empower them with earlier and widespread access to cost-efficient information, education and support. “We are […]

FSU Autism Institute launches web-based family ecosystem to jump-start early intervention

Waiting for children to develop on their own is one reason so many toddlers with autism go undiagnosed. A delay in treatment can result in the loss of precious months or years when interventions are able to dramatically affect outcomes. The Autism Institute at Florida State University has launched a new early intervention approach called […]