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Young adults with autism spectrum disorders often have difficulty navigating the practical aspects of day-to-day living and the transition to college. These challenges often include trouble in the areas of executive functioning, social cognition, and adaptive functioning. Talk focuses on what underlies these challenges and discusses a number of practical solutions.

Dr. Black is a pediatric neuropsychologist and scientist who is a nationally recognized expert on autism spectrum and related disorders. He is also the founder and director of the Center for Autism Assessment and Treatment ( Dr. Black has spent the last ten years working clinically with children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders. He has focused on the neurocognitive and psychological underpinnings for effective navigation of the social world and the unique challenges inherent in the transition to adulthood.

Published: 01/22/2014

David Black, Ph.DDavid Black, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch. He specializes in the neuropsychological assessment and diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Black received his PhD in clinical psychology from George Mason University and completed his post-doctoral training at UCLA.

Back-to-School Resources

August 22nd, 2022|News|

Whether you’re a parent preparing a child for grade school or an adult transitioning into or out of college, the back-to-school season can present unique challenges for families and individuals with autism.