Posters & Presentations

posterS

Alice Kuo, MD, PhD presented a poster on 3 practice transformation tools that were co-developed by the HCT-RN at the 2017 Autism CARES Act Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Alice Kuo presented transition support tools, a clinical care textbook for medical providers serving adult populations with chronic conditions originating in childhood, and a national transition curriculum for medical residents that were co-developed by the HCT-RN. She discussed the gaps in the field that led to the creation of these tools, ways of utilizing these tools to improve the current state of transitioning from pediatric to adult health care settings, and suggestions for ways to move the field forward. You can download a copy of this poster, titled Towards Practice Transformation in Transition Care: 3 Tools from the Health Care Transitions Research Network (HCT-RN), here.

Paul Shattuck presented a poster on experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorder who receive state DD services at the 2017 Autism CARES Act meeting in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Paul Shattuck presented key findings from the 2017 National Autism Indicators Report on the experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorder who received state DD services. You can download a copy of this poster, titled Key Findings from the 2017 National Autism Indicators Report, here.

Anne Roux, MPH, MA presented a poster on the role and effectiveness of Vocational Rehabilitation services at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research in Baltimore, Maryland.
A. Roux, J. Rast, P. Shattuck, and K. A. Anderson
Anne Roux presented findings from the 2016 National Autism Indicators Report on the role and effectiveness of Vocational Rehabilitation services in helping individuals with autism gain paid employment, contrasting these outcomes to those of individuals with intellectual disability and other mental illness. You can read the full abstract of her poster, titled National Autism Indicators Report 2016: Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Outcomes, here.

Jessica Rast, MPH presented a poster on the patterns of vocational rehabilitation services use by youth and young adults with autism at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research in Baltimore, Maryland.
J. Rast, P. Shattuck, and K. A. Anderson
Jessica Rast presented findings on the patterns of vocational rehabilitation services use by individuals with autism based on a review and analysis of data from the federal Rehabilitation Services Administration 911 database. Her poster, titled Vocational Rehabilitation Service Use Among Youth and Young Adults with Autism: Comparing Students and Non-Students, compared service patterns by users who entered vocational rehabilitation as high school students, other students, or non-students. You can read the full abstract of the presentation here.

PresentATIONS

Paul Shattuck, PhD chaired a discussion panel on the life course and ecological perspectives on autism at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Paul Shattuck chaired a discussion panel to illustrate a range of types of questions and methods associated with autism research and intervention, informed by life course and ecological perspectives. Studies that were part of this panel examined topics including social networks and the social dynamics of intervention, barriers to positive outcomes during the transition to adulthood, stigma, and advocacy preparedness as a target of intervention for individuals with autism. You can read a more detailed description of the panel and access the full abstract of each of the papers presented during this panel discussion here.

Paul Shattuck, PhD discusses the utility and importance of using a life course perspective to frame population-level outcomes at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Paul Shattuck presented a keynote address during the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research titled “Moving the Needle” with Life Course Research on Autism to stimulate discussion about how we may improve the linkages between research and improved outcomes that are observable at a population level. You can read an abstract of the presentation and access the recorded presentation of this keynote address here.

Alice Kuo, MD, PhD discusses health care transition and outcomes at the UCLA Tarjan Center
Dr. Alice Kuo presented to local researchers, professionals, students and parents at the UCLA Tarjan Center on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Her lecture titled, Leaving the Nest: The Transition Challenges for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Other Developmental Disabilities (DD) discussed current outcomes in youth with ASD and other DD, resources available to transitioning youth, and leverage opportunities in childhood to improve outcomes in this population. You can download a copy of the presentation by clicking here.