USD Researcher Celebrates Breakthrough in Autism Research

Today, the University of San Diego is part of medical history in the fight to understand autism. Elizabeth Torres, PhD, and her colleagues at Rutgers University and Indiana University have announced the development of what they suggest may be the first non-invasive objective physical measure able to accurately identify people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Anne M. Donnellan, PhD, (pictured, below right) of the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences has particularly good reason to applaud the new research. A long time researcher, advocate and teacher, she founded one of the first programs in the English-speaking world for autistic children here in San Diego in 1970.

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