Current Projects

*Opportunity in St. Joseph, Michigan*

Creativity Camp-Participate in a new study through Saint Mary’s College, the University of Notre Dame, and LOGAN Community Resources, Inc. located at the Curious Kids’ Museum in Saint Joseph, MI.  This new study, will be a week long summer creativity camp that will (1) increase knowledge of art, creativity, and Leonardo Da Vinci and (2) improve social/vocational skills in adolescents.  We are currently enrolling adolescents between the ages of 10 and 16 years who may find such a camp interesting and helpful.  If you are interested in participating, please email us at funlab@nd.edu or call us at 574-631-5729 and say that you are interested in the “Summer Creativity Camp.” 

Click here to read a "Social Story" describing your initial visit if you are going to Curious Kids Museum

Click here to read a "Social Story" describing your initial visit if you are coming to the F.U.N. Lab

*Opportunity in South Bend and Goshen, Indiana*

Communication and Family Relations Project. The Communication and Family Relations Project is currently recruiting participants for a new program that focuses on the unique strengths and challenges faced by families that include a child with an intellectual or developmental disability.  We are looking for couples who are married or cohabitating, with a typically developing adolescent between the ages of 11 – 17 and a child  with any type of intellectual or developmental disability (including ASD) who resides in the home.  Families will be asked to visit the Shaw Center for Children and Families or Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church between 5 and 7 times over the course of a year to complete questionnaires, have discussions as a family, and receive research-based information about family communication and relationships. Visits will last between 1 and 2.5 hours each, and families can receive as much as $295 for their participation in the project. For more information, please call us at 574-631-5729 or email us at funlab@nd.edu.

Click here to read a "Social Story" describing your initial visit

Computer Game Creation Camp- We are happy to announce that we are recruiting for Summer Computer Game Creation Camp to be held here at the Shaw Center for Children and Families.  This year we would like to invite participants between the ages of 12-17 years old who are in a general education science class and have an interest in computer games.  Everyone is welcome to participate.  If you have participated in the robotics camps, you are eligivle to  participate for the new camp.  This project is for participants who have a diagnosis of ASD and also for participants who are typically developing.  If you have a child in this age range who is interested in computer gaming, please give us a call at  631-5729 or email us at  funlab@nd.edu  and say that you are interested in the “Computer Game Creation Camp.” 

 

***If you do not qualify for any of these studies, but are still interested in participating in future research, feel free to contact us at fun.lab@nd.edu. We will put you in our database and contact you with future studies that might interest you.