Despite continued physical distancing requirements, the SENSE Lab has been working hard to continue our research and serve our families. During a recent virtual lab meeting, everyone celebrated a job well-done with a recent gift from our director, Dr. Blythe Corbett— SENSE Lab masks! Now we can stay safe and look good while doing so. Thank you to Dr. Corbett for the fun and thoughtful gift!
A recent article in the VUMC Reporter announced a generous gift from ACM Lifting Lives to VUMC to establish the ACM Lifting Lives Autism Lab at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Among the programs supported by this new initiative includes Dr. Blythe Corbett’s SENSE Theatre®. With this support, more families will have access to and be able to participate in the theatre program. More information on the ACM Lifting Lives gift to VUMC can be found Read more…
On Saturday, May 2nd, the cast of the SENSE Theatre Winter production of Circus del Se’ enjoyed a screening of their Spring performance. Although we couldn’t be together in person this year, everyone enjoyed watching the video together via webcast. It was great to see all of our friends and to catch up with everyone! We’re glad everyone is healthy and keep staying safe!
On Saturday, September 14, the SENSE Lab had the opportunity to collaborate with American Airlines on their “It’s Cool to Fly American” event for individuals with disabilities and their families. The event was held at Nashville International Airport (BNA). Everyone agreed that it was a fun and meaningful experience for both participants and volunteers! To read more about the event, a news article in Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Notables can be found here.
SENSE Lab director Dr. Blythe Corbett and Ph.D. candidate Rachael Muscatello recently presented new research findings at the International Society for Autism Research in Montreal, Canada. They shared some exciting early results from SENSE Lab studies supported by the National Institute of Mental Health and Autism Speaks.
SENSE Lab Director, Dr. Blythe Corbett, was recently interviewed for a featured article in the VUMC Reporter, highlighting the SENSE Lab’s NIMH-funded “Teen Development in Youth with and without Autism”. To read the article and hear from Dr. Corbett on the importance of studying adolescence and pubertal development, click here! Those interested in learning more about the SENSE Lab’s research studies and how to participate can go to our Participate in Research page or contact Read more…
The SENSE Theatre® intervention program was recently featured in an article for Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s new digital publishing platform, Discover. Click here for a link to the article. Research to support the theatre-based intervention is discussed, with quotes and discussion from SENSE Theatre® founder and SENSE Lab director, Dr. Blythe Corbett. The current NIMH-funded multisite study is highlighted as well. If you are interested in learning more about SENSE Theatre® and our intervention study, Read more…
The SENSE Lab’s federally-funded project on Teen Development was recently highlighted in Nashville Parent magazine. The article includes details on the study with quotes from Principal Investigator and SENSE Lab Director, Dr. Blythe Corbett and can be found on the Nashville Parent website. Click here to read story. For more information on our research program and how you and your child can participate in our study, click here.
Read the featured news story on SENSE Theatre and our new multisite intervention study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2018/01/15/vanderbilt-participates-in-study-investigating-impact-of-theatre-on-youth-with-autism/ If you would like more information on how to participate in this research program, click here.
The SENSE Lab is actively enrolling participants for a new, NIH-funded grant to investigate pubertal development in autism. Puberty is an important developmental period, and this important transition in ASD lacks research. The study is seeking both typically developing children and children with autism, ages 10-13! More information can be found here For information on how to participate or to learn more about our research, please click here