The MSU Approach to Research in Autism, Intellectual and other Neurodevelop­mental Disabilities

The Research in Autism, Intellectual and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (RAIND) Initiative was created in response to MSU’s work as a founding partner in the DOCTRID (Daughters of Charity Research into Disability) Research Institute on autism and intellectual disability. Active members include a coalition of 14 Irish universities, MSU, UMass Medical School, Designability Bath Institute of Medical Engineering, and the Daughters of Charity Service in Dublin Ireland.

The RAIND Initiative includes two centers:

  • Center on Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Assessment
  • Center on Evidence-Based Interventions Across the Life Span

RAIND has an internal seed grant program to stimulate multidisciplinary projects across MSU colleges. The program also funds a seminar series that provides ongoing professional development opportunities for more than 70 faculty and numerous post-doctoral researchers associated with RAIND.