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How Age – and Age of Diagnosis – Affect Quality of Life – webinar

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

A significant proportion of autistic adults today were not diagnosed until later in life, a group referred to as the ‘lost generation,’ which may affect mental health.  Learn about research investigating how age, and age of diagnosis, affects quality of life.

THE SPEAKER

Gray Atherton, PhD, has a BSc in Child Development from Vanderbilt University, a Master’s in Counselling from University of Houston, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Individual Differences from University of Houston. She has previously lectured at University of Houston and the University of Wolverhampton. Prior to entering academia, Gray was a counselor for adolescents with neurodevelopmental conditions. “I am interested in understanding how people with autism spectrum condition see the social world. Specifically, I explore individual differences in social processing and how these differences often found in people with autism also exist in the general population. I also investigate anthropomorphism, or seeing the human in the non-human, and how this relates to social processing in autism. To investigate this, I am developing virtual reality techniques that allow for anthropomorphic experiences. My other research interest lies more broadly in embodied social processing. I am particularly interested in how movement can affect the way we see ourselves and our social partners, and how this can be used to understand special populations.”

REGISTER:  https://www.autism.org/age-and-diagnosis/

Details

Date:
May 3
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.autism.org/webinars/

Organizer

Autism Research Institute
Website:
https://www.autism.org/