Category Archives: College News tagged with 'autism'

Irish advocate for intellectual disabilities research receives honorary degree

Dermot Desmond, renowned Irish business leader and philanthropist, will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities from Michigan State University on May 5, 2017. Along with long-time success in banking and financial markets, Desmond is deeply committed to improving lives for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. He has played a central role in facilitating the… Read More »

Grand Awards honors college alumni

Several College of Education alumni were among those honored at the annual Michigan State University Grand Awards on Oct. 13. Of the 16 university alumni who were honored, four were from the MSU College of Education. Kathryn, B. ’58 (Elementary Education), and Michael Bosco, B.  ’57 (Social Science), received an Alumni Service Award. They were among… Read More »

MSU launches school-to-work program for youth with disabilities

Starting this fall, Michigan State University is helping young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities prepare for the workplace through a new on-campus internship program. Spartan Project SEARCH combines a successful international program with the expertise of MSU researchers and partners committed to improving outcomes for students during a time when many fall behind—the transition… Read More »

Second Early Learning Institute to open for children with autism

Michigan State University will launch the second branch of an educational program designed to help young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Early Learning Institute (ELI) will open its second location in Lansing in late August 2016 and plans to serve eight children ages 2-5 with ASD and their families. This is in addition to… Read More »

Social media poses threat to people with intellectual disabilities

People with intellectual disabilities are more susceptible to exploitation and abuse, and the rise of the Internet only increases their vulnerability. A first-of-its-kind study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar finds that adults with Williams syndrome – who are extremely social and trusting – use Facebook and other social networking sites frequently and are… Read More »

New program for young children with autism to open at MSU

Michigan State University will launch one of the nation’s first programs to help young children with autism using a combination of one-on-one training sessions and classroom experiences with peers. The Early Learning Institute (ELI) opens for 3- to 4-year old children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) this fall. It is one of the latest collaborative… Read More »