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FPG Distinguished Lecture Series: Supporting Youth w/ASD & their Families During the Transition to Adulthood (Dr. Leann DaWalt)
September 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute’s Distinguished Lecture Series begins on September 23. This fall’s series theme is “Fostering Resilience for Our Children: From Birth Through Adolescence.” The first lecturer will be Leann Smith DaWalt, PhD, who will speak on “Supporting Youth with ASD and their Families during the Transition to Adulthood.”
Leann Smith DaWalt, PhD, is Director of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and a senior scientist at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on the role of the family and community in supporting development for individuals with developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across the lifespan. Dr. DaWalt has received funding from Autism Speaks, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate developmental processes and psychoeducational interventions for youth and young adults with ASD and their families.