Canisius Autism and Aging Study @ Kenmore Branch
You are invited to hear about exciting new research being conducted by the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) and Department of Psychology at Canisius College. Research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in older adulthood lags significantly behind that of research in other age groups.
This research, funded by a grant from the National Institute on Aging, seeks to better understand the life outcomes of adults with and without ASD. During this talk you will learn more about what ASD is, how the science of healthy aging can potentially benefit this community, and how you can get involved in this important line of research.
No registration required. Free and open to the public.
Jennifer Lodi-Smith, PhD is a personality psychologist who studies the impact of individual differences on the trajectory of healthy aging across the lifespan. Jonathan D. Rodgers, PhD is a school psychologist who studies the neuropsychological, behavioral, personality, and social-emotional characteristics of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder.
Dr. Lodi-Smith and Dr. Rodgers combine their expertise in aging, autism, and individual differences to identify potential innovative interventions for older adults with ASD.
- Friday, August 30, 2019
- 11:00am - 12:00pm
- Kenmore Branch