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Brandon's Run Celebrates It's 5 Year Anniversary

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018

For the last four years, a group of people have been rising early on a chilly Saturday morning in January to run together. But it’s not just any old fun run— they’re gathering for Brandon’s Run for Autism, a 5K organized by Brandon, a graduate of New Directions for Young Adults who wanted to share his passion for road running with his community.


Building compassionate homes in our neighborhoods

At its core, the New Directions residence is a safe haven for young adults, where people with different disabilities coexist, integrate and contribute to society by volunteering at local food banks, the humane society and at a community garden.


What's Brewing with Stephanie: New treatment for depression

"dTMS uses magnets, which are in a helmet that induce an electric current or induce neuronal activation in specific areas in the brain," Dr. Aron Tendler with Advanced Mental Healthcare explained.


Head Games

Humans have a startling ability to extract meaning from words. For most, a facility with written and spoken language is second nature by adolescence. Reading peopleon the other hand—deciphering the non-verbal, often unconscious signals they send out—is a highly specialized talent, one that Andrew Rubin (Ph.D. PSYC ’01) has honed to an uncanny degree.


Alumni Spotlight: Andrew S. Rubin

Andrew Rubin (Ph.D. PSYC ’01) is the executive director and founder of New Directions for Young Adults, Inc. and chairman of the board for the International Society for Autism (ISA,, a nonprofit organization funding scholarships for programs serving young adults with a range of psychopathology. In addition, ISA actively engages in research on evidenced-based treatment interventions.


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