New study to help illuminate issues for aging autistic adults

A new study from researchers at the Waisman Center and The Ohio State University will investigate aging in autistic adults. The study is led by Lauren Bishop, PhD, MSW, Waisman investigator and associate professor in the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work, and Brittany Hand, PhD, OTR/L, associate professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University. As part of the study the researchers will develop an algorithm to identify what health conditions may impact older autistic adults. The algorithm will also be used to identify autistic individuals at higher risk of early mortality.

Waisman Brain Imaging Brownbag Discussion Series

Speaker: Stacey Schaefer, PhD Talk Title: Investigations of emotions, aging, and the brain to better understand the role of emotions in wellbeing and brain health across adulthood. Description: Stacey M. Schaefer is a research scientist …

NIH Awards $10 Million to researchers at UW-Madison and the University of Utah for landmark study on aging in autistic adults

Recent studies suggest that older adults with ASD may have shorter life expectancies and more physical and mental health difficulties than the general population. A new, landmark longitudinal study of aging and autism hopes to better understand how differences in aging may impact the health outcomes of individuals with ASD.