Linwood Center adult program volunteers participated in research conducted by the Division of Cognitive Neurology/Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine during 2014.
Research projects were undertaken to understand and potentially improve learning, language, speech, and other cognitive disorders that affect some individuals on the autism spectrum. This research is being conducted to develop better ways to assess speech so that participant’s abilities can be more precisely evaluated and to better understand how language is used. Linwood volunteers were justifiably proud of their involvement in the research and are paid for their time while participating in this research. It is expected that the research results will help to advance care for adults living with autism and allow Linwood Center to provide even better services to our adult program participants.
Linwood Center is now a Johns Hopkins-approved research site. Adult program participants have volunteered to continue to participate in ongoing research with Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology. Field research will begin this spring on site at Linwood Center’s vocational training program and at the Linwood Center Boutique.