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Business advising equips autism practice for rapid growth

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

TUKWILA, Wash. – Takanori Koyama’s clinical practice for children with autism spectrum disorder was growing so quickly that in two years his one-person staff burgeoned to 24 and he needed more space. » More …

Oct. 14: Workshop to support young adults with autism

By Doug Nadvornick, College of Medicine

autismSPOKANE, Wash. – A conference focused on supporting young adults with autism will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Center for Clinical Research and Simulation (formerly the South Campus Facility) at Washington State University Spokane. » More …

Nasal spray may ease Parkinson’s, other disease symptoms

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Jeannie-PadowskiSPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers have reported a 240 percent increase in the brain of the antioxidant glutathione after it is administered via nasal spray. Glutathione deficiency has been documented in a variety of central nervous system disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and bipolar disease. » More …

New WSU researcher focuses on obesity, autism, disease

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Roullet-webSPOKANE, Wash. – A researcher whose work includes obesity, autism and rare disease studies is a new clinical professor in the experimental and systems pharmacology (ESP) section at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. » More …

WSU students gain from autism learning center partnership

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

Domino-project-120SPOKANE, Wash. – In a bustling classroom, college student Kellie Carns shows Daniel Fast, age 4, a small yellow car and encourages him to point to a matching picture and name the object: “Kuh…” she prompts. “Car,” he responds – to her satisfaction. » More …

Autism expert joins speech, hearing sciences

SPOKANE – Teresa Cardon, a speech-language pathologist with almost 20 years experience working with children with autism, has been hired by WSU’s department of speech and hearing sciences as an assistant professor.


Cardon will be based at WSU Spokane, and her appointment is effective Aug. 16.  

Before coming to Spokane, Cardon was at Arizona State University, where she served as a faculty research associate in the Infant Child Research Programs while earning a PhD in speech and hearing science with an emphasis on autism. Prior to that, she was a clinical practitioner, serving – among others – as director of speech-language pathology at … » More …

Fall honors lectures explore neurodiversity

VANCOUVER – The WSU Vancouver University Scholars program offers a series of lectures by prominent scholars with national reputations. University Scholars students may attend the series for credit and participate in special discussions led by the guest lecturers. The lecture series is free and open to the public.


Photo by Cindy Gold: Neal, Adam, Lexi, Henry and Wyatt from the cast of “Austim: the Musical”


This fall’s series topic is “Neurodiversity: Changing Minds, Changing World.” All lectures begin at 5:15 p.m. in the Administration Building, room 110. The next lecture:

Oct. 13:» More …