Shriver Center researchers represent UMass Medical School at launch of new European Union research program in Autism and Intellectual Disability

Jun 03, 2014

The Shriver Center's Bill McIlvane and Alixe Bonardi represented UMass Medical School at the formal launch of a major Irish-led European Union research program in Autism and Intellectual Disability in Dublin, Ireland, recently.

The ASSISTID (Assistive Technologies for people with Autism and Intellectual Disability) program will fund 40 post-doctoral fellows to develop and promote the use of applications of assistive technologies to improve the lives of people with autism and intellectual disabilities. Fellows will study at host institutions in Ireland and in the United States. UMass Medical School is one of two American university partners in this exciting new fellowship program that is co-funded by the European Union and the charity Respect.

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