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…

SENSE Lab Takes a Break to Model New Masks

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!

Academy of Country Music Gift to Support SENSE Theatre®

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…

SENSE Lab Participates in Flight Simulation Event!

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.