Learn about Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), their relationship to autism, and hear about the current research in this area.
Emily Casanova, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Neuroscience program and the Department of Psychological Sciences at Loyola University, New Orleans, in the fall of 2022. Throughout her training and early career, Dr. Casanova’s research has been focused on the study of autism from various perspectives, including investigation of its overlap with hereditary connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and fragile X premutation, as well as the investigation of major effect autism susceptibility genes and their evolution. Related to the study of autism gene evolution, Dr. Casanova has also been investigating a large group of developmental regulatory genes, their roles in metazoan evolution, and how they relate to evolutionary theories such as Punctuated Equilibria. Dr. Casanova enjoys collecting antiques, traveling to other countries, knitting, collecting fossils, spending time with her family (both the two-legged and furry varieties), and a good strong cuppa tea! She also blogs on Science Over a Cuppa: https://scienceoveracuppa.com
Rosie Head is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin majoring in human development and family sciences with a concentration in early childhood and is currently a clinical intern at The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development. After completing her degree, she will attend graduate school to receive her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy. Rosie received a diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome after genetic testing and is passionate about spreading awareness, especially within the ASD community where rates of occurrence seem to be higher than the rest of the population.
Pain, Sensory Issues and Autism
Free webinar at 1 p.m. Eastern time (US), Wednesday August 30, 2023 Presented by: Dr. Tami Bar-Shalita's research focuses on understanding sensory processing including pain as a predisposing factor or
Autism and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – Updates
Learn about Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), their relationship to autism, and hear about the current research in this area. Presented by: Emily Casanova, PhD, is
Study investigates responses to pain in individuals with autism
A new study offers insights into the responses of adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to painful stimuli. Tseela Hoffman and colleagues investigated pain perception in 104 adults, 52 of whom
Autismo y el Procesamiento Sensorial: Estrategias Prácticas para Usar en Casa
Printable handouts are available online HERE (.pdf) Moira Peña, BScOT, MOT, OT Reg (Ont.), discusses sensory processing strategies for home. She describes how atypical sensory processing affects lived experiences of
Live Q&A: Sensory Strategies at Home
Moira Peña, BScOT, MOT, OT, Reg. (Ont.), answers questions about sensory strategies for home. This recorded live question and answer session was a follow-up to our two-part series on brain and sensory processing
Peer Experiences and Behavioral Challenges
Learn about the connection between peer experiences and behavioral challenges some individuals with autism may confront during adolescence. Research studies mentioned during the presentation are available to