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What We Do

We’re NU scientists, each conducting our own research on autism and related conditions. Through Northwestern University’s Autism Research and Clinical Collaborative, we’re sharing our findings, applying our collective knowledge to real-life cases, and helping educate and mentor the rising generation of autism researchers and scientists.

Who We Are

We’re a team of Northwestern investigators studying different aspects of autism – from biological origins to language and communication to early interventions. NUARCC was founded and is led by the following three scientists:

Molly Losh, Ph.D.
Molly Losh, Ph.D.JoAnn G. and Peter F. Dolle Professor in Learning Disabilities
Molly Losh is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on autism and related conditions – specifically on social communication and associated abilities.

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Elizabeth Norton, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Norton, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Elizabeth Norton is the Principal Investigator of NU’s Language, Education, and Reading Neuroscience (LEARN) Lab, focusing on the brain and behavioral basis of language and reading development, especially early identification of disorders such as autism.

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Megan Roberts, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Megan Roberts, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Jane Steiner and Michael Hoffman Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Megan Roberts is the Principal Investigator of the Early Intervention Research Group, which examines how best to support early language development in young children with developmental delays.

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Our Trusted Partners

We partner with many outstanding institutions, organizations, and groups to advance clinical, research, and educational work in autism. These are some of our invaluable partners – please click on their names to learn about the important work being done by each.

Who We Serve

Through our collective research, student training, and clinical services, we seek to be a valuable resource for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related conditions, their families, as well as for the broader community, student scientists, and professional colleagues.

Recent News

The pace of research focused on autism is at an all-time high. Stay up-to-date with this sampling of important new findings emerging in the field, news items, and upcoming events.

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