Dr. Temple Grandin’s Visit to CARE

By Abigail M OldhamMarch 21st, 2022

We had a wonderful visit with Dr. Temple Grandin at CARE on Friday! We talked about autism and the research we are doing in our center, enjoyed lunch together, and had great conversation!

Dr. Temple Grandin Speaking at BU!

By Abigail M OldhamFebruary 24th, 2022
Mark your calendars! Dr. Temple Grandin will be speaking at Boston University on Friday, March 18th at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Grandin is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world, and she will be speaking about developing different kinds of approaches to problem solving, whether in classrooms, workplaces, or academic institutions. We encourage all to attend this great event! More information and registration for the event can be found at the link below!

Dr. Tager-Flusberg Appointed to IACC

By Abigail M OldhamJuly 30th, 2021

Our director, Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg has been appointed as a member of the IACC (Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee) and is participating in their full committee meeting happening this week. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss business, agency updates, and issues related to ASD research and services. It is an honor for Dr. Tager-Flusberg to be a part of this group! You can learn more about the committee and their meeting at the website:

CARE Graduation Ceremony

By ChloeMay 17th, 2021

This past week, Dr. Tager-Flusberg held a private graduation ceremony for Dr. Sophie Schwartz (who completed her PhD last year but who had no ceremony because of the pandemic) and Dr. Mihaela Barokova (who graduated this month). With Dr. Tager-Flusberg in the middle, Mihaela is on the left, in the gown, and Sophie is on the right, in the cap. While we couldn't all be there in person, our two current doctoral students did attend (Chelsea, next to Mihaela, and Meredith, next to Sophie), and we can all enjoy this photo!

Boston Autism Community Conference

By ChloeMay 4th, 2021
On Monday May 3, there was a Community Autism Conference with updates from several scientists who are sharing their work at INSAR this week, and topics specifically related to the Covid-19 pandemic's effects on the ASD community. In addition, Dr. Tager-Flusberg, who is accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award from INSAR TODAY, also gave an invited talk. Registration is free, and the recordings are available after registration! Please see this page for more information.

INSAR Lifetime Achievement and Dissertation Award!

By ChloeMay 4th, 2021
Our Director, Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg, is accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award from INSAR today during the annual meeting. The awards ceremony begins at 4pm!
Helen will be giving a short talk, which we will share when it is available. In addition, a former graduate student and current research scientist in the lab, Dr. Sophie Schwartz, is being honored this afternoon with a Dissertation Award and will also be speaking.
We'll share whatever we can once available, but for now- you can register for INSAR as a community member here (, and you can see Helen's and Sophie's names featured in this list (
We are so fortunate to be directed and joined by such wonderful scientists here at CARE!
Update: you can view Helen's Lifetime Achievement Award speech here!

Farewell, Jenn!

By ChloeApril 15th, 2021

We've been so lucky to have Jenn Leano work here at CARE for four amazing years! This past week was her last week-- Jenn has taken a position as Clinical Research Program Coordinator with Dr. Megan Ranney's team at Brown University, Lifespan Center for Digital Health.  We all wish her well in her new role!

We surprised her at our lab meeting last week with a little video that Emily put together, and fun was had by all. I can't share the video, so the above still from it will have to suffice.

Jenn, we hope you have lots of fun at Brown, we know you'll do amazing things, and we'll miss you tons!