Tufts Neuroscience Participates in Autism Speaks Awareness Basketball Weekend

Neuroscience Research Recognized during Autism Speaks Awareness Weekend in Basketball

Several Neuroscience Department members will be recognized at the Tufts University basketball game on February 7th in support of the Coaches Powering Forward for Autism program during the second annual Autism Speaks Awareness Weekend in basketball.

The program was created by Tufts alumnus and former assistant coach for the Jumbos, Pat Skerry, who now coaches the Towson University men's basketball team, along with Tom Herrion of Marshall University. In partnership with Autism Speaks, the program aims to raise awareness about autism by drawing basketball teams across the country to take part in this awareness-building event.

Tufts will join basketball teams nationwide in bringing awareness to autism and promoting fundraising for autism research at TUSM. Neuroscience members who are researching the underlying causes and mechanisms of autism will be introduced at halftime during the game.

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