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Nursing Spotlight: Meet Naomi Aghedo

May 3, 2021

What’s your name?Naomi Aghedo Where did you grow up?Columbia, Mo. What is your position at the Thompson Center?I’m a Senior LPN – nurse. How long have you worked at the Thompson Center?I’ve been at the Thompson Center for 14 years. […]

Independence in Young Adults with Autism

April 27, 2021

As adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) transition to adulthood, many questions arise about how prepared they are and want to be to take on adult responsibilities. One important aspect of this transition is the individual with autism’s level of […]

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There’s a CRISIS AFAR

April 27, 2021

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world in so many ways. Families with children on the autism spectrum have been particularly impacted by quarantines and lockdowns. With many schools moved to a virtual model and clinics closed to […]

Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Benjamin Black

April 27, 2021

Who: Dr. Benjamin Black, the Director of Medical Services and the Ron Ashworth Professor of Child Development at the Thompson Center. Bio: Dr. Black grew up in the small town of Argyle, NY in northeast New York state before earning […]

Trainee Spotlight: Meet Mallory Stevens

April 27, 2021

One of the Thompson Center’s primary missions is to train the next generation of leaders in the field of autism care. One aspect of this training mission is providing a learning environment for students pursuing their doctoral degrees in psychology. […]

Trainee Spotlight: Meet Daisy Hu

April 20, 2021

One of the Thompson Center’s primary missions is to train the next generation of leaders in the field of autism care. One aspect of this training mission is providing a learning environment for students pursuing their doctoral degrees in psychology. […]

Trainee Spotlight: Meet Sarah de Marchena

April 13, 2021

One of the Thompson Center’s primary missions is to train the next generation of leaders in the field of autism care. One aspect of this training mission is providing a learning environment for students pursuing their doctoral degrees in psychology. […]

Trainee Spotlight: Meet Alexis Rhames

April 1, 2021

One of the Thompson Center’s primary missions is to train the next generation of leaders in the field of autism care. One aspect of this training mission is providing a learning environment for students pursuing their doctoral degrees in psychology. […]

Research Core Spotlight: Meet Hannah Cottrell

March 25, 2021

One of the three primary missions of the Thompson Center is to conduct interdisciplinary, collaborative research on the causes of and treatments for autism in an effort to improve the lives of families with autism. One of the ways that […]

Research Core Spotlight: Meet Kathy Hirst

March 17, 2021

One of the three primary missions of the Thompson Center is to conduct interdisciplinary, collaborative research on the causes of and treatments for autism in an effort to improve the lives of families with autism. One of the ways that […]