Life Course and Ecological Perspectives on Autism

This panel’s purpose is to illustrate a range of types of questions and methods informed by life course and ecological perspectives. In general, these perspectives emphasize the social context of development and interventions, how social role attainment and performance intersect with social institutions, and a longitudinal perspective on individual development that pays particular attention to transitions and turning points. How life turns out is not solely a function of one’s behaviors, symptoms and individual abilities. Studies reported as part of this panel will examine topics including social networks and the social dynamics of intervention, barriers to positive outcomes during the transition to adulthood, stigma, and advocacy preparedness as a target of intervention.
Saturday, May 14, 2016: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Hall B (Baltimore Convention Center)
Panel Chair:
P. Shattuck
12:30 PM
Question and Answer
P. Shattuck