14 January 2022 - 14 January 2022
1:00PM - 2:00PM
This talk is part of the Department of Psychology (Durham University) seminar series.
It is becoming increasingly clear that psychosocial outcomes for autistic adults, whether in young adulthood or middle and older adulthood, are generally poor. Nevertheless, the factors driving these poor outcomes are likely numerous and variable. Here, we examine two likely culprits, co-occurring neurological (i.e., parkinsonism during middle and older adulthood) and psychiatric (depression, anxiety, and ADHD across adulthood) conditions. We find that parkinsonism during middle and older adulthood and both depression and ADHD across adulthood appear to exert particularly strong negative impacts on quality of life outcomes in autism.
Associate Professor at The George Washington University
Dr Wallace's research focuses on neuropsychological and structural brain development in autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders across the lifespan and their impacts on real-world outcomes. He is also particularly interested in eating-related behaviours and their cognitive and neural correlates in typical and atypical (e.g., autism spectrum disorder) development. Dr. Wallace has published extensively and presented his work widely on these and related topics.