Concurrent Session – 4D: Autism and Aging

April 30, 2021




As autism has become more widely understood, many adults are being diagnosed. However, a large gap in our knowledge is how autism interacts with aging processes. This course seeks to dispel myths about autism as only a childhood disorder, outline how it manifests in adult populations, and highlight the challenges faced by aging autistics across the spectrum. Using research and the voices of elder autistics, we will address their concerns and how those who work with elder populations can be inclusive and address their unique needs.

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