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JCCNV “Thinking Ahead” Workshop for Special Needs

As part of its outreach program, MindSpec presented Autism Reading Room at a community event hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Their Thinking Ahead Workshop was an afternoon of workshops and exhibits designed to provide insight to individuals, parents, educators and professionals who have been touched in

Autism Reading Room Preview

MindSpec hosted a preview of Autism Reading Room on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 5:00-10:00 PM, at Old Town Hall in Fairfax, VA.  Our researchers provided one-on-one tours of the upcoming website in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere.  Founder/President Sharmila Banerjee-Basu gave a brief presentation, followed by an interactive demonstration of the

Autism Quiz App Released

To enhance public knowledge of autism, we have created a social media application (“app”) called Autism Quiz which allows the general public to share facts about autism with friends.  Freely available on iTunes, our Autism Quiz app features four challenging quizzes:  Beginner, Advanced, In the News, and Misconceptions.

Phase II of AutDB Funded

MindSpec renewed its funding from the Simons Foundation to complete Phase II of AutDB.  This new phase of development will implement a new annotation model of the Human Gene module, including such features as ASD-specific mutations and a gene scoring system.  AutDB is licensed to the Simons Foundation as SFARI

SFARI Gene Published

MindSpec Founder/President Sharmila Banerjee Basu collaborated with Alan Packer of the Simons Foundation to publish a commentary in Disease Models and Mechanisms about SFARI Gene, the version of AutDB licensed to the Simons Foundation.

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