About Chatter

Collaboration Highlighting Autism Through Technology for Emotion & Relationships

We are coming together to build a community of stakeholders in autism research that includes Autistic people, family members, professional caregivers and educators, technologists and researchers. We believe through this collaboration we can help facilitate a cultural shift to celebrate neurodiversity–the belief that neurological differences are to be valued and respected.

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“Leveraging emerging technologies in computational, cognitive, and behavioral sciences to better understand, support, and evaluate human development”

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Who We Are

CHATTER is a collaboration at Northeastern University between the Computational Behavioral Science Lab (CBSL) and the Matty-O foundation. Collaborators include ASPIRE and The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE).
Computational Behavioral Science Laboratory

Computational Behavioral Science Laboratory

The CBSL is a research lab at Northeastern dedicated to leveraging emerging technologies in computational, cognitive, and behavioral sciences to better understand, support, and evaluate human development.

The Matty-O Fund

The Matthew Dandurand Autism Spectrum Disorders Research Fund was established by his family in loving memory of their son. It was funded to support ongoing autism related research in Dr. Matthew Goodwin’s Computational Behavioral Science Lab in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University.

The Chatter Mission

Research and development of technology to support the Autistic* community is all too often done without Autistic involvement.
Chatter is a collaboration created to address that problem by opening dialogue and building relationships between everyone who is a stakeholder in autism research–most importantly Autistic individuals!
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*A note about language: We know the language we use to identify is complicated, and not everyone agrees. You’ll see us use a mix of person-first and identity-first language throughout our events and writings. Here we used identity first. If you want to read more about this stuff, we like this article.