Who We Are

CHATTER is a collaboration at Northeastern University between Professor Matthew Goodwin’s Computational Behavioral Science Lab (CBSL) and the Matty-O foundation.

Computational Behavioral Science Laboratory

The Computational Behavioral Science Laboratory

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

Matt Goodwin

Matthew Goodwin

Assistant Professor at Northeastern University

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 MATTY-O Fund is expected to continue to raise money to support events and research from family, friends, businesses and the Autism community. The fund is a tribute to Matthew who was taken from us too soon. Matthew Dandurand loved the Red Sox. He was a talented online gamer and gave his family much joy during his brief 16 years of life. But Asperger’s Syndrome made communication difficult for Matthew, known affectionately as Matty-O. He struggled to navigate the complex interactions required in relationships. The Fund is in recognition of his courageous spirit. It is our hope and belief that the events and the dedicated research can provide support for others who face these challenges.




MGH Aspire helps children, teens, and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a related social profile make social connections and develop independence. At MGH Aspire our participants learn age and developmentally appropriate skills needed to succeed at home, school, in their communities or in the work place.

Matt Goodwin

The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE)

The AANE works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives.