Downtown Bridge Illuminated Blue for Autism Awareness Month

In honor and celebration of the individuals with autism who have participated in our research and impacted us in meaningful ways, the SENSE Lab arranged for the Downtown Nashville Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge to be illuminated ‘Autism Blue‘ Saturday, April 29th.  Although April is over, autism awareness and acceptance doesn’t end with the month of April.  The SENSE Lab is committed to supporting and learning from the amazing autistic individuals with which we work.

TEDx Presentation with speaker Blythe Corbett, Ph.D. April 18th

We are excited to share that Vanderbilt Human Resources Employee Learning and Engagement team will host the 7th Annual TEDxVanderbiltUniversity event on April 18, 2023. Blythe Corbett, Ph.D., Professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Psychology will be one of the six speakers from the Vanderbilt Community to step into the red circle to share their idea worth spreading! Where: This year’s event will take place in Ingram Hall at the Blair Read more…

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: ———————————————————- 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.