The University of Miami is at the forefront of the search for a deeper understanding of autism spectrum disorder, with which one in 54 children is diagnosed. Working with partners across the University, researchers and clinicians of the Department of Psychology and Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) are shedding new light on every aspect of ASD, from its biological and genetic pathways to innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. At the heart of their work are the individuals and families whose needs and challenges provide the impetus to find answers as they strive to optimize the human potential of people with ASD.
In this edition of Ibis Insights, we talk to Dr. Michael Alessandri, Dr. Anibal Gutierrez, and Dr. Daniel Messinger from the University of Miami. We also hear from people on the spectrum, including an alumna of the University, about their experiences and CARD’s impact on their lives.
As coral reefs around the world face extinction, faculty and students at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are leading the fight to preserve and restore this vital ecosystem. Featuring Dr. Diego Lirman, associate professor of marine biology and ecology, and Ph.D. student Kelsey Johnson-Sapp.