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SGS Board Member Developing Diagnostic Tool for Autism

Dr. Georgina Lynch, an Assistant Professor at the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and a member of the SGS Board of Trustees, was highlighted in the Spokesman-Review on Aug. 24 for her research into screening young children for autism. Lynch’s research has resulted in a hand-held tool that measures the pupil’s reflexive response to light — something that is different in children with autism compared to children developing normally. Plans are to take the technology to market in two years, offering a potential tool to help identify children on the autism spectrum sooner and opening the door for earlier interventions. Read the Full S-R Article for more details about Lynch’s work and how it could have an impact on thousands of families in the near future.