AIR-P Presents: Using Autism Research to Inform Policy: Successes, Lessons, and Challenges

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Monday, March 15, 2021
4:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

Webinar Description:

This webinar presents results and lessons learned from nearly a decade of autism research aimed at informing policy to improve the lives of youth and adults on the autism spectrum. We will discuss how the work of the Life Course Outcomes Research Program and the Policy and Analytics Center at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute have informed policy at the local, state, national and international levels. We will also outline the process and considerations necessary for creating effective information dissemination environments and partnerships, provide examples of useful tools for designing for dissemination, and guide a discussion of continued challenges.




Photo of Lindsay Shea, a smiling woman with brown hair and blue shirt.Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MS

Dr. Shea is the Leader of the Life Course Outcomes Research Program and the Policy and Analytics Center at Drexel University. She utilizes big data sources to produce impactful research to inform policies and programs impacting autistic individuals and their caregivers. Dr. Shea led the first statewide administrative census of autistic individuals in the US and employs an embedded research approach to partner with policymakers to inform research questions and implement research findings based on community needs.


Photo of Anne Roux, a smiling woman with a dark shirt.Anne Roux, MPH, MA

Ms. Roux is a research scientist at the AJ Drexel Autism Institute's Life Course Outcomes Program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where she applies a public health approach to studying life course outcomes of youth and adults on the autism spectrum. Anne is a lead author and producer of the award-winning National Autism Indicators Report series which has informed federal reports and policy on transition-age youth with autism.


Photo of Paul Shattuck, a smiling man in suit with a tie. Paul Shattuck, MSSW, PhD

Mr. Shattuck is a Senior Fellow at Mathematica and former leader of Drexel's Life Course Outcomes Research Program. Shattuck's program of autism research has examined access to services, community participation, health outcomes and employment. 



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