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Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

2020 JHSPH Autism Awareness and Acceptance photo collage

 

Calendar of Events

Monday, November 22

Noon to 1 p.m. The Wendy Klag Center will host a "chalk talk" about research focused on adults with autism. Two presentations will include Luther Kalb, PhD, and Luke Grosvenor, a predoctoral student, presenting on "Measuring Well-being in Autistic Adults." Description: Historically, mental health research in autism has been deficits-focused. Positive psychology offers a new lens to view disability from a strengths-based perspective. Dr. Kalb and Luke will describe a project validating a measure of well-being, the PERMA Profiler, in autistic adults, and discuss future directions and implications for positive psychological interventions. Calliope Holingue, PhD, MPH, and Jennifer Deal, PhD, MHS, will present "Gaps on Data in Autistic Adults." Description: There is very little research on autism in adulthood, relative to the pediatric research. Drs. Holingue and Deal will briefly describe proposed projects which aim to close this gap, including a systematic review of datasets including autistic adults.  Contact Meghana Shetty at mshetty1@jhu.edu for the Zoom link. 

Monday, January 24

Noon to 1 p.m. The Wendy Klag Center will host a virtual "chalk talk" about research focused on adults with autism. Topic and presenters will be announced later. Contact Meghana Shetty at mshetty1@jhu.edu for the Zoom link. 

Monday, February 28

Noon to 1 p.m. The Wendy Klag Center will host a virtual "chalk talk" about research focused on adults with autism. Topic and presenters will be announced later. Contact Meghana Shetty at mshetty1@jhu.edu for the Zoom link. 

Monday, March 28

Noon to 1 p.m. The Wendy Klag Center will host a virtual "chalk talk" about research focused on adults with autism. Topic and presenters will be announced later. Contact Meghana Shetty at mshetty1@jhu.edu for the Zoom link. 

Monday, April 4

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Becton Dickinson (Room W1020). Join us for a memorial for Wendy Klag Center Associate Director Li-Ching Lee, PhD, who passed away in May 2020. The event, which will be both in-person and virtual, will feature scientific talks as well as memorial tributes to Li-Ching. Details to be released later. 

May 11-14

International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting. Hybrid event, based in Austin, Texas. Find details at the INSAR website.