A team from Children's Hospital came to the Monarch School this past week.
Several of our families are participating in an autism study being conducted by the hospital. Research staff spent the better part of the day here, interviewing parents and their children. Another part of the study involved obtaining blood samples in an effort to learn more about the link between autism and genetics.
The partnership between the Monarch School of New England and Boston Children's Hospital is relatively new, perhaps a year old. But it is the start of a great many things. Children's Hospital hopes to do more work with schools north of Boston, we (the Monarch School) is the first. We continue to work with them to develop more outreach in this area; as the initiative progresses, we will keep you posted.
For more information on this study, please go to the Division of Developmental Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital.