• Tyler Lagasse ties for silver at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games with Peter Condon

    Student Wins Third Silver Medal in Golf at Special Olympics USA

    Tyler Lagasse just brought home his third silver medal in golf from the Special Olympics USA games. An author and motivational speaker with autism spectrum disorder, Lagasse will keynote the 50th anniversary celebration of Special Olympics at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in September.
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  • UMass Lowell Disability Services staff, from left to right: Lauren Tornatore, Jody Goldstein, Janelle Diaz and Brandon Drake

    How Do We Support Thee? Let Us Count the Ways

    Disability Services – and the entire campus – supports students by embracing universal design principles in buildings and technology while also offering individual help.
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  • The model classroom in the Coburn Hall renovation, UML

    Coburn Hall Goes Back to the Future in Renovation

    The top-to-bottom renovation of Coburn Hall will allow the College of Education to return to its historic home – with updates that will carry it into the future.
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  • Assoc. Prof. Richard Serna develops software training tools for people with autism spectrum disorder and professionals.

    Autism Studies Professor Wins NIMH Grant to Create Virtual Child

    Assoc. Prof. Richard Serna has won a $250,000 National Institute of Mental Health grant to create training software featuring a virtual child with learning difficulties associated with autism. The interactive software will help address a shortage of behavioral technicians.
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  • Tabatha Candido '15, '17 works on a task with a preschooler at PrideStar Center for Applied Learning.

    Autism Studies in Workforce Partnership with New Center

    A growing partnership between the university’s Autism Studies Program and a new treatment center in Lowell offers multiple opportunities for students and graduates. The PrideStar Center for Applied Learning employs UML students and alumni and offers research opportunities for faculty and graduate students.
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  • The members of Asperger's Are Us, in costume

    Student Performs in Comedy Troupe with Asperger’s

    Chemical engineering major New Michael Ingemi is a writer, performer and co-founder of Asperger’s Are Us, a comedy troupe that’s the subject of a new documentary by the same name.
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  • Emily Bergstrom, autism researcher at UMass Lowell.

    UML Researchers Launch Study of Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Researchers at UMass Lowell are bringing together fields as diverse as psychology, education, nursing, economics, and engineering to build a Center for Autism Research and Education.
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  • Graphic art students posing outside of Melmark school in Andover

    Art Students Have Designs on Greater Good

    Visiting Lecturer Regina Milan’s Design in Motion students created 60-second fundraising motion graphics for Melmark, a school in Andover that treats severely autistic children and teens.