The University of Maryland Autism Research Consortium (UMARC) is an interdisciplinary group of researchers in the Departments of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Psychology, Human Development, Linguistics, Kinesiology, and Special Education at the University of Maryland.
What we do:
We seek to advance the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in children and adults, and to contribute to the development of effective treatments and interventions. Our research examines the social, cognitive, linguistic, and neural underpinnings of autism. We also host the Community-wide Learning about Autism Speaker Series: UMARC CLASS, a monthly lecture series for parents, professionals, and students in the community!
June 7-June 9, 2018: UMARC held the PEERS School-Based Training at the University of Maryland with Elizabeth Laugeson, Psy.D.
On May 9th, UMARC and other panelists were invited by host, The University of Maryland's AKA Theta Nu Chapter, regarding the transition from high school to 2- and 4- year Institutes of Higher Learning, specifically at UMD. The panelists featured our UMARC affiliate, Zach Tumlin, who is a graduate student and self-advocate/advocate for individuals with autism, siblings of individuals with autism, Dr. JoAnn Hutchinson, Director of UMD's Accessiblity and Disabilities Services (ADS) and, Co-Director of UMARC, Kathy Dow-Burger.