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Young boy playing at home
March 19, 2020
A new online toolkit from an interdisciplinary team at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will help families and caregivers supporting individuals with autism during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Diana Fishbein
March 17, 2020
Translating scientific research findings into practices and policies that work has long been a passion for behavioral neuroscientist Diana 'Denni' Fishbein.
Joseph Sparling speaking to audience
March 13, 2020
On March 9, FPG hosted a free screening of the documentary Brain Matters in partnership with Carolina Public Humanities, introducing an interdisciplinary audience to the science of early childhood development and how early experiences impact individuals across the lifespan.
Smiling child holding small toy
March 9, 2020
The Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM) project at FPG has reached a major new milestone with 100,000 users turning to AFIRM for the evidence-based practices that can help learners with autism spectrum disorder.
Barbara Hanna Wasik
March 3, 2020
With a generous gift to FPG, Wasik has established a new lecture to bring together faculty, students, and researchers from across Carolina's campus and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations that will generate new ideas for exploration.
US map with aRPy logos
February 19, 2020
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) at FPG has selected its 2020 cohort of 'aRPy ambassadors' from across the country to help implement official recommended practices for the care and education of young children with disabilities.
Kylie Garber Bezdek
February 12, 2020
Kylie Garber Bezdek, a UNC doctoral student in developmental psychology who works on multiple projects within FPG, has received a state policy fellowship from the Society for Research in Child Development.
Two children in a preschool classroom
February 4, 2020
FPG has entered into a new partnership with Southeast Raleigh (SER) Promise, a community quarterback organization in Wake County that is working toward a cradle-to-career pipeline of services and interventions that will support the children and families of Southeast Raleigh.
Smiling baby boy
January 28, 2020
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and Carolina Public Humanities are proud to host a screening of the documentary Brain Matters on March 9.
Young girl smiling in front of a brightly colored background
January 24, 2020
Registration is now open for the National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute, to be held May 5-7, 2020, in Chapel Hill.
MLK photo with quote
January 16, 2020
FPG joins the University and nation in honoring one of our world's greatest leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on January 20, 2020.
Two researchers putting sensors on a toddler
January 8, 2020
The UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute is accepting applications from sophomores and juniors at North Carolina's historically Black colleges and universities for paid summer internships in child development.
Ronald Seifer
December 20, 2019
The UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute welcomes Ronald Seifer, PhD, as Associate Director for Research. His passion for bringing research to the community fits well with the mission of FPG.
Dick Clifford
December 11, 2019
Young children are incredibly perceptive, learning from the world around them the day they are born. Dick Clifford, a longtime researcher at FPG, wrote the book—literally—on the best ways to nurture and optimize that tender time.
Teacher with two students
November 26, 2019
Two decades after investigators at FPG issued 1998's landmark "Bright Futures" study to identify the successes and challenges in educating exceptional children, FPG is once again offering an expert examination of the special education profession.
Two young children playing with trains
November 19, 2019
When building high-quality childcare and education programs for young children, researchers at FPG point to the success of models that collaborate with underutilized community partners to bring in more resources.
Mills-Koonce speaking to audience
November 11, 2019
Two faculty fellows from the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute discussed the wide body of research on the damage done to children when they are separated from their parents.
Two boys of different races in a classroom
October 21, 2019
A new publication from Doré LaForett, PhD, and Allison De Marco, MSW, PhD, suggests that addressing inequities in student discipline requires a comprehensive approach that targets students, educators, and the broader educational system.
Autism team at a meeting
October 8, 2019
The UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute projects related to autism spectrum disorder are a significant reflection of the Institute's dedication to the one-in-59 children in the U.S. who will be identified with ASD.
CCHD 2019-2020 trainees
October 1, 2019
The UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute recently welcomed new and returning predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees.