Event: The autism spectrum in adulthood: insights from interviews and brain imaging
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum condition (ASC). Although autism and Asperger’s syndrome are usually diagnosed in childhood, a growing number of people are being diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition (ASC) in adulthood. Despite this, autism is poorly understood and can be difficult to diagnose. ASC affect people in many different ways. Over the past year, Dr Elizabeth Milne at The University of Sheffield in the UK, has been running a series of public events and two research projects aimed at developing a greater understanding of the experience of having an ASC. The project is part of a Mid-Career Fellowship provided by the British Academy.
Speaker: Dr Elizabeth MilneTitle: The autism spectrum in adulthood: insights from interviews and brain imaging.Date: Friday 8th September, 2:00 – 3:30 pm.Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, Diamond Building
The work carried out has generated new information via the research projects, and will encourage information exchange and discussion between people with a range of backgrounds, including adults with ASC, parents of children with ASC, clinicians, academics and the general public. This talk will present findings from some of this recent work investigating ASC in adulthood. Data from a variety of sources will be presented, including questionnaires, interviews and EEG.