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Laboratory for Understanding Neurodevelopment (F.U.N. Lab)
The William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families
1602 N. Ironwood Dr.
South Bend, IN, 46635
(574) 631-5729
Juhi Kaboski, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Notre Dame
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Communication and Family Relations Project

*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

After School Camp

*New After School Club Available*

The F.U.N. Lab is currently recruiting Middle School and High School students (with ASD and typically developing adolescents) interested in technology and a F.U.N. experience.  Participants in this club will learn a variety of skills including computer game design and robotics programming.  This club is  a research project used to evaluate the effectiveness of an after school program that is intended to improve social and vocational skills in adolescents.  Participants may receive up to $30 for their time.  If you are interested and would like to find out if you meet our recruitment criteria, please contact the F.U.N. Lab at (574) 631-5729 or email  The club meetings will be held at the William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families (1602 N. Ironwood Dr., South Bend, IN 46635)