Results from a study that focused on transition to adulthood in Autism are presented, including considerations for advancing service access and navigation, employment support, and post-secondary education access for Autistic adults. Recent findings addressing post-pandemic capacity-building in these areas are offered.

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This is a joint presentation by ARI and the World Autism Organisation.

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David Nicholas, PhD is a Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Partnerships in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. He has been engaged in the Autism community for many years, and has been involved in multiple studies and capacity building initiatives addressing transition, employment and post-secondary education. His research addresses quality of life, disability rights and pathways to thriving for Autistic youth and adults. His work has been presented worldwide, with over 200 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Nicholas has received numerous awards for scholarship impact and teaching excellence, and he is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.


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LGBTQIA+ and Autism

June 13th, 2022|News, Parenting|

Contemporary research on the intersection of autism, sexuality, and gender identity asserts that autistic individuals are more likely to identify as LGBTQIA+ than the neurotypical population. Similarly, the prevalence of autism is