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.
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.