CARE visits local Boston Public School

By cgaynorApril 29th, 2024

Recently, members of the POLO research team visited Joseph Lee K-8 School in Dorchester for a school-wide Black History Month event. This was a wonderful opportunity for CARE to connect with the community and spread information about our research with children and their families. The POLO team had a blast giving kids a chance to explore our EEG and fNIRS caps and learn how we use them in our research. You can learn more about both of these neuroimaging techniques here.

Autism Speaks Walk 2023

By cgaynorOctober 17th, 2023

This past weekend members of the lab attended the Autism Speaks Walk of Greater Boston. They spoke with many families about the current research we are doing and had lots of fun doing face paint and handing out CARE rubber ducks.  You can see pictures from the event below!

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.