Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D. is the Transitions Lab Principal Investigator (PI) and lab director. A significant focus of Taylor’s research is on factors that promote a positive transition into adulthood for individuals with developmental disabilities, in particular those with autism spectrum disorder.
Hunter and Tim Talk Transition
Registration for Hunter and Tim Talk Transition Special Thanksgiving Edition Join Tim and his young adult son Hunter as they talk about Hunter’s journey to adulthood.
When do Families Need to Start Thinking Transition?
Join Rose Cutting from Aiming for Acceptance. October 13, 1:00pm-1:45pm (Special Time) Rose will be joining Tim as they talk about their children’s transition journeys. How can you stay a step ahead? What do you …
Navigating the Transition to Adulthood
Parenting Your Child with Autism Series Presents: Title: Navigating the Transition to Adulthood About the Talk: The transition of a student out of high school into the adult world can be a stressful time for …
Leann Smith DaWalt, PhD
Currently there are few evidence-based programs available for families of individuals with ASD during the transition to adulthood. The present study provided a preliminary evaluation of a multi-family group psychoeducation intervention using a randomized waitlist control design (n = 41).
Autism and employment
Waisman Center investigator, Leann Smith, PhD, was interviewed by WSAW-TV in Wausau to discuss the importance of employment for teens and young adults with autism as they transition out of high school. The Age of …
Coming of age
Liam Canavan-Randall is sixteen. He likes working with his hands — making things out of metal or wood — and he knows what he wants for his future: a job, his own place to live, and a girlfriend.
Project Summer targets employment opportunities for youth with disabilities
High schools across the country strive to prepare youth for adulthood, but there are additional challenges for youth with disabilities during this transition.