What does it mean to grow up? David will expand your mind about "the path" to adulthood and what adulthood can look like for people with autism.
David Nicholas, PhD, RSW, is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; and is cross-appointed to the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. A board member of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, Dr. Nicholas brings expertise in qualitative, mixed-method, and synthesis review study designs. His areas of research address quality of life, employment support and transition in disability, family support, parenting, family-centred care, chronic illness, and neurodevelopmental disabilities, with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He is currently involved in national and international studies addressing the impact of ASD on youth and families both at the point of diagnosis and over the course of development.
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