Partnership Grants

Birkbeck University:

The ToddlerLab – understanding the development of autism

The Foundation’s partnership with Birkbeck focused on the breakthroughs in the understanding of the development of autism and other behavioural conditions could be made thanks to a new laboratory to study toddlers, funded in part by the CareTech Foundation.

Research at the £3.7m Wohl Wolfson ToddlerLab at Birkbeck, University of London will increase understanding of developmental disorders, hopefully leading to new interventions and transforming the outlook for people with these conditions. Using the latest wireless technologies, the ToddlerLab will enable the advanced scientific study of brain development for children from 18 months to three or four years in an environment simulating familiar surroundings for toddlers. The ToddlerLab is currently being utilised by four researchers.