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The SAGE Handbook of Autism and Education cropped cover
August 22, 2019
Investigators from the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute are contributors to a newly released autism-focused educational support resource from SAGE Publishing.
Young boy playing with toy
August 13, 2019
The AFIRM team is taking the guesswork out of what works best for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Two young children with magnifying glasses
August 8, 2019
Young children have a natural capacity to engage with activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and the positive benefits for these growing minds are boundless.
Jonet Artis
August 6, 2019
When it comes to early identification of autism spectrum disorder in children, language may lead the way.
School-age girl
July 18, 2019
Researchers from the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute have discovered that race plays no role in the amount and quality of the words mothers use with their children, or with the language skills their children later develop.
Karen Bluth teaching self-compassion
July 5, 2019
Karen Bluth, PhD, and the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute are offering courses for individuals and families to promote emotional well-being and improved mental health.
Will Aldridge and Aysenil Belger
June 25, 2019
Will Aldridge, PhD, was awarded the 2019 Translation Science Award by the Society for Prevention Research.
Summer Institute program cover
June 20, 2019
The second annual UNC Summer Institute on Implementation Science took place on June 10-12 and featured an impressive panel of experts from across the globe.
Woman pointing to poster
June 18, 2019
The UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute recently launched its newest unit, The Impact Center at FPG. The center focuses on catalyzing the impact of effective programs, practices, and policies with implementation science and support.
Father reading with young child
June 12, 2019
Lynne Vernon-Feagans, PhD, designed a study to research the amount and quality of African American fathers' interactions with their children. The results were surprising.
Summer institute announcement with picture of human hands
June 9, 2019
The 2019 UNC Summer Institute on Implementation Science is offering a FREE livestream option for anyone who would like to view the plenary sessions on June 11-12.
Book and reception program
May 20, 2019
On May 14, 2019, the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute celebrated the publication of a book commemorating its 50th anniversary celebration.
Smiling child
May 13, 2019
A 2015 article by FPG investigators and postdoctoral fellows Wong, Odom, Hume, Cox, Fettig, Kucharczyk, Brock, Plavnick, Fleury, and Schultz was the most highly cited article from the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Two young children walking across playground
May 6, 2019
The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is the premier educational opportunity for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings.
Three young children on a playground
April 10, 2019
ECTA Center developed a suite of free Practice Improvement Tools for practitioners and families to use with children with learning disabilities. The suite of tools is based on the Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) Recommended Practices.
April 2, 2019
Adults on the autism spectrum are often overlooked in research studies, and there are few proven interventions designed to improve the quality of life of this population.
Doctor examining young child
March 22, 2019
On March 18, 2019, Governor Roy Cooper's office released a letter from the N.C. Early Childhood Advisory Council calling on the North Carolina General Assembly to expand North Carolina's Medicaid program. Doré LaForett was involved in the council's effort.
Adult male and two students
March 14, 2019
“My preschoolers probably don’t know I use the evidence-based practices training to make our classroom better, but if they knew they would say thank you!” – AFIRM preschool teacher
Adult with young child at a chalkboard
January 23, 2019
A new study describes the effects of high-quality classroom environments in pre-K and kindergarten as additive in relation to language and literacy skills, and multiplicative in relation to math skills.
January 18, 2019
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.