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.
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 …
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.
As the world’s leading autism researchers and advocates gathered at the International Meeting for Autism Research last weekend to share the latest discoveries about autism spectrum disorder, a strong theme emerged: Autism is growing up.