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Southern Connecticut State University

SCSU Needs Volunteers for Autism Project

SCSU Needs Volunteers for Autism Project

Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven - in partnership with Haskins Laboratories -  is conducting a study on the communication skills of children with autism.  Many kids with this developmental disabilitiy avoid eye contact.  So, researchers are trying to determine how this contributes to speech and language problems.

"The study recently started.  We're a couple of months in," says Julia Irwin, Associate Professor of Psychology and lead investigator of the federally funded study, called Listening to Faces.  "We have gotten a number of volunteers and we are...