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Registration open for I-Ready online camp for college-bound students with autism

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — College-bound sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Illinois high schools and new graduates who are on the autism spectrum and interested in attending the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are encouraged to apply for an upcoming virtual summer camp.

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State Farm among first to support U of I neurodiversity initiative

URBANA, Ill. –The Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative (INI) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has received a major, five-year grant from State Farm to help fund the program, which provides academic and social support for students with autism and helps them prepare for the workplace and connect with potential employers.

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Implementation of school-based wellbeing programs benefits from multiple voices

URBANA, Ill. – Health and wellbeing education can be an important addition to a school curriculum. But for these programs to be effective, they must be delivered in a way that works for everyone, including students, instructors, and school administrators. A new study from University of Illinois evaluates the implementation of two prevention programs, using a mixed-methods approach with input from multiple sources.

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Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative accepting freshmen applicants for fall semester

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Neurodivergent students who will be incoming freshmen at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the upcoming fall semester are encouraged to apply to a program geared toward helping them succeed academically, socially and professionally.

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Family Resiliency Center celebrates strategic plan launch

URBANA, Ill. – The Family Resiliency Center (FRC) at the University of Illinois celebrated the launch of a new strategic plan with a reception for friends and associates in February.

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Youth coping strategies and physiological responses interact to affect adjustment

URBANA, Ill. – Transition to middle school can be a challenging time for adolescents as they must adapt to new peer groups and academic environments. A new study from the University of Illinois explores how youth coping strategies interact with biological responses to predict social and academic adjustment.

When faced with stressful situations, there are several strategies youth can use.

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New parents benefit from participating in family education program, study shows

URBANA, Ill. – The birth of a child is a major life transition, and it can be a stressful time for new parents. Family and relationship education programs are available to help individuals and couples deal with these challenges. But do such programs work as intended?

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Study shows the power of 'thank you' for couples

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Gratitude has been a trendy sentiment in recent years – sparking an industry of journals, knickknacks and T-shirts touting thankfulness as a positive force in individuals’ lives.

New research suggests that gratitude from one’s partner may be a powerful tool for couples as well, increasing relationship satisfaction and commitment while protecting couples from the corrosive effects of ineffective arguing and financial stress.

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20 years of research on relationship maintenance: More diversity needed

URBANA, Ill. – Relationship researchers often test their hypotheses on real people. But are their samples actually representative of diverse populations? A new study from the University of Illinois evaluates 20 years of research on relationship maintenance and finds diversity lacking.

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