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  • Two startups based on Purdue research receive $100,000 in funding
    Two startups based on Purdue research receive $100,000 in funding Published: January 20, 2016 Purdue chemistry professor David H. Thompson conducts laboratory research on compounds that could help people affected by Niemann-Pick Type C disease, which leads to an accumulation of cholesterol in the brain, liver and spleen. Thompson's startup, Jewell Laboratories LLC, and SPEAK MODalities have received $50,000 from the Emerging Innovations Fund. (Purdue Research Foundation pho… Read more ›
  • Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER Challenge
    SPEAK MODalities has been selected as the second-place winner in Purdue’s division of the Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER Challenge. Purdue’s Women in Management and Discovery Park teamed with the U.S. Small Business Administration to host a competition site for InnovateHER. InnovateHER is a cross-cutting prize competition to unearth innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. A big thank you to the Purdue Krannert Women in … Read more ›
  • Purdue Foundry Hits second year mark in helping startups, entrepreneurs
      Purdue Foundry hits second-year mark in helping startups, entrepreneurs August 19, 2015 SPEAKMODalities LLC, a company co-founded by Oliver Wendt, a Purdue assistant professor of speech, language and hearing sciences, has been a Purdue Foundry client since the entrepreneurial hub opened in 2013. Wendt, at right, assists Steve Rettig of Lafayette, Indiana, and his son, Stevie, with using SPEAKall! and SPEAKmore! Both are iPad applications developed by SPEAKMODaliti… Read more ›
  • Purdue Professor’s Speech Therapy Apps Recognized by the Autism Society
    Purdue Professor’s Speech Therapy Apps Recognized by the Autism Society July 23, 2015 Purdue University assistant professor Oliver Wendt recently received the Autism Society’s “2015 Outstanding Research of the Year” award for two apps he developed to enhance speech and language skills in autistic children.Wendt has more than 20 years of experience working with augmentative and alternative communication interventions for individuals diagnosed with autism, and has researched … Read more ›
  • Autism’s costs to U.S. economy estimated to top $265 billion for 2015
    Projected costs would rise to more than $1 trillion by 2025 if prevalence continues to rise at rates seen over last decade  July 27, 2015   A new study pegs autism’s economic costs for 2015 at an estimated $268 billion in the United States. The study, funded in part by Autism Speaks, projects costs rising to $461 billion in 2025 if autism’s prevalence remains flat at today’s rates. By contrast, if autism’s prevalence continues the steep rise seen over t… Read more ›



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Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Associate Professor & FAAST ARDC Director/Regional Coordinator, and Nancy Harrington, Instructor & FAAST ARDC Assistant Regional Coordinator
University of Central Florida

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