Welcome to Ausderau Lab!
We are a lab coordinated by Karla Ausderau in the department of Kinesiology – Occupational Therapy. Our research focuses on studying daily occupations, specifically eating and mealtimes, among families and children with autism spectrum disorders to elucidate the impact on the child’s health, family wellness, and overall daily participation.
Tkia Harris, Special Olympics Athlete from Texas, Shares Her Experiences in the READI Program and How to be Healthy
Hi, my name is Tkia Harris. I am in Special Olympics for Texas, and I used to be in Special Olympics for Florida. I have been an athlete for Special Olympics for three years. The …September 1, 2021
Tyler Wigington, Special Olympics WI Athlete, Shares How He Stayed Physically and Socially Active During the Pandemic
Hi, my name is Tyler Wigington. I am a self-advocate, and in my blog post, I want to share how I stayed active physically, mentally, and socially during the pandemic. A little bit about myself, …August 2, 2021
Kayte Barton, Special Olympics MN Athlete, Shares Her Experience in Writing a Bill Focusing on Obesity
Hi my name is Kayte Barton and I am 46 years old. I have been involved in Special Olympics for 25 years and I am a global health messenger. I help athletes learn how to …July 1, 2021
Hi my name is Marquis Garner and I am 41 years old. I have autism and I have been in Special Olympics for about sixteen years. Special Olympics keeps me healthy and I participate in …June 3, 2021
Libby Hladik has been accepted to present the READI Curriculum at the 2nd COTEC-ENOTHE Congress in September
Congratulations to lab member Libby Hladik! Libby has been accepted to present on our work on developing the READI (Research Engagement and Advocacy for Diverse Individuals) Curriculum and what we learned in shifting to a …May 7, 2021
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