Annual Higashi School Autism Forum

By Chloe
April 26th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Dr. Tager-Flusberg was honored to be the Keynote speaker at Boston Higashi School’s annual interdisciplinary Autism Forum! The forum, which several CARE staff and graduate students had the opportunity to attend as well, focused on the impact of autism across the lifespan. The forum took place at the Granite Links Golf Club Ballroom in Quincy, Massachusetts, this year, and featured authors, educators, and researchers. CARE has enjoyed a long collaboration with the Higashi School!

To see more photos from the event, click here!





Former and Current Post-Docs Featured on Autism Science Foundation Podcast

By begglest
July 17th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

So proud of our former post-doc Dr. Aaron Shield of Miami University and one of our current post-docs Dr. Karen Chenausky for being featured in the latest podcast by the Autism Science Foundation! They have both received funding to continue their work with deaf, autistic children and their understanding of language development.

Learn more at:…/podcast-the-young-and…/

Spectrum News featuring Dr. Tager-Flusberg

By begglest
July 17th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

CARE Directer Helen Tager-Flusberg was recently interviewed for an article for Spectrum commenting upon the genetics of social gaze direction in fraternal and identical twins with autism. “This is probably one of the most exciting papers I have read in the last few months”, says Dr. Tager-Flusberg.

To check it out go to…/genetics-guides-gaze-social-int…/

Spectrum News features Infant Screening prorject

By begglest
July 3rd, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Spectrum News recently featured the results from two publications that came out of the infant sibling/infant screening project at CARE. You can read about it here. 

IMFAR Travel Grantees

By begglest
June 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Two members of CARE, Priyanka Shah and Karen Chenausky received IMFAR travel grants! They had a great time at the 2017 conference. Read more about it here


IMFAR travel Grant

Boston University 2017 Graduation

By Brittany Dorer
May 22nd, 2017 in Uncategorized.


Dr. Tager-Flusberg attended Boston University’s 2017 Commencement Weekend to support and congratulate two graduating master’s students. Danielle Vitorelo (left) and Ellen Wilkinson (right) both worked on the AppLES (Apps for Language Enhancement Study) this past year as part of their master’s program.

IMFAR 2017 Posters

By Brittany Dorer
May 22nd, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Three of CARE’s doctoral students and one Post-Doc presented posters of their research at the annual IMFAR conference, sponsored by the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR). IMFAR 2017 was in San Francisco, California this year.

IMFAR 2017 Poster Collage

Top left: Doctoral student, Mihaela Barokova presents research from the AppLES (Apps for Language Enhancement Study) project.

Top right: Doctoral student, Sophie Schwartz presents research from the CAPS (Child Auditory Processing Study) and ACE (Autism Center of Excellence) projects.

Bottom left: Post-Doc, Dr. Karen Chenausky presents research from the ACE (Autism Center of Excellence) project.

Bottom right: Doctoral student, Kayla Finch presents research from the CAPS (Child Auditory Processing Study) and the ISP (Infant Screening Project) projects.

CARE at the IMFAR 2017 Conference

By Brittany Dorer
May 15th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

A number of our faculty, staff, and students  attended the annual IMFAR conference, sponsored by the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR). IMFAR 2017 was in San Francisco, California this year. They all discussed CARE’s ongoing work over dinner in San Francisco.


There were numerous presentations and posters at the conference from CARE research. Among others:

From the Infant Sibling/Screen Project: work by Dr. April Levin

 From Meredith Pecukonis, a soon-to-be doctoral student that will be joining CARE in September:

And Dr. Tager-Flusberg was mentioned by Dr. Vanessa Hus Bal in her daily reflection during IMFAR:

Higashi Staff Visit CARE

By Brittany Dorer
December 14th, 2016 in Uncategorized.


CARE was happy to welcome some of the staff from the Boston Higashi School to our center yesterday. We were excited to host Anne Roberts, John Maina, Yumiko Mori, and Rebecca Golden. We’re looking forward to continuing to work closely with them and their students are so thankful for their help with this collaboration. If you would like to learn more about Boston Higashi School you can click here.

CARE Research Featured in the Higashi Highlights Newsletter

By Brittany Dorer
December 14th, 2016 in Uncategorized.


CARE recently began a research program partnership with our colleagues at the Boston Higashi School in Randolph, MA.

In their fall 2016 newsletter, the school featured a photo of one of our ACE Project Research Assistants, Brady. They also wrote about their plans for their research program. The school is planning on expanding this program in the near future! You can read that excerpt from their newsletter HERE.

To read the full newsletter, click HERE.