SENSE Theatre Study Featured in NIMH Director’s Message!

The SENSE Lab’s NIMH-funded, R01 multisite SENSE Theatre research study was recently featured in Dr. Joshua Gordon’s NIMH Director’s Message, “Research Along the Autism Spectrum: Diverse Research to Meet Diverse Needs.” The multisite intervention study, led by Dr. Blythe Corbett, and including additional sites at University of Alabama and Stony Brook University, aims to support school-aged youth with autism spectrum disorder through a peer-mediated, theatre-based social intervention. The full message from Director Dr. Gordon can Read more…

SENSE Theatre Production “The Adult School” April 15 and 16

Performance Details: Dates: Friday, April 15, 2022 & Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 7:00 PM CT (Doors open at 6:30 PM) Location: Wyatt Center Rotunda (1930 South Drive, Nashville, TN 37212) *FREE ADMISSION Audience Registration Link: https://redcap.link/TheAdultSchool_Apr_22 ———————————————————- Event Description: Adults with autism will take the stage with Dr. Blythe Corbett’s SENSE Theatre® program April 15th & 16th at 7pm CT in Vanderbilt’s stunning Wyatt Center Rotunda to perform The Adult School, a play about Read more…

SENSE Theatre in VUMC Voice

Our federally-funded research study of SENSE Theatre in adults with autism spectrum disorder has been featured in a story from VUMC Voice! To read all about the most recent production of SENSE Theatre’s “The Adult School” and learn more about the program, see the full story here.

From Discover VUMC: “Pre-teens with ASD Experience Distinct Physical Changes”

Study findings from the “Examining Stress and Arousal Across Pubertal Development” project were recently featured in a story from Discover VUMC, which reports on recent medical science and patient care breakthroughs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The article highlighted several recent SENSE Lab publications, including those describing elevated BMI in ASD, advanced pubertal development in females with ASD, and camouflaging of social symptoms. The full story can be found here.

Dr. Corbett to be Featured on Next Episode of Saddleback College Open Diversity Festival

On Friday, April 28th, Dr. Corbett will be a part of the episode “Autism, Education, and Performing Arts: Where Have We Been and Where are We Going.” She will be featured as part of the 2021 Open Diversity Festival with Saddleback College and hosted by the Fine Arts and Media Technology department. The virtual episode will also include performances from students of Saddleback College. To read more about Dr. Corbett’s interview, see a recent article Read more…

Pubertal Timing Study Featured by VUMC and Spectrum News!

The SENSE Lab’s ongoing longitudinal study, “Examining Pubertal Development in Youth with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder,” has received a lot of positive press lately! Multiple outlets, including the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Reporter and Spectrum News have featured a recent publication from the lab, published in Autism Research, which found significantly earlier puberty in females with ASD compared to females with typical development and males with ASD. To read more about the study Read more…

Dr. Corbett Featured in Spectrum News!

Dr. Blythe Corbett was recently featured in an interview with Spectrum Autism Research News to discuss a newly published study from the SENSE Lab on early pubertal timing in females with autism. According to the study, females with autism start puberty around 9.5 months earlier than females without autism. Dr. Corbett describes this and more about the study findings in the Q&A with Spectrum, emphasizing the importance of pursuing this area of research, the clinical Read more…