AIR-P Presents: Sound Sensitivity in Autistic Adults: Clinical Manifestations and Correlates

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023
4:30pm ET - 5:30pm ET
Location: Zoom

Webinar Description

 An estimated 50–70% of autistic people experience clinically significant sound sensitivity at some point in their lives, and for many adults on the autism spectrum, difficulties tolerating everyday sounds remains a substantial problem. In this webinar, Zack Williams will discuss the different types of sound sensitivity that exist in autistic people and present new research findings on the manifestations, clinical correlates, and neural/perceptual underpinnings of these sometimes debilitating conditions. 


Zack Williams is an autistic MD/PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University. He is also an affiliate of the Vanderbilt University Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, vice-chair of the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) ANSWER Committee, and co-chair of the INSAR Autistic Researchers Committee. Zack's research focuses on the sensory manifestations of autism in adulthood, the assessment and treatment of co-occurring physical and mental health problems in autistic adults, and the development of novel questionnaires and clinical measures to assess core and associated features of autism across the lifespan. You can follow him on Twitter at @QuantPsychiatry.

Please Note

  • CART captioning will be provided. For additional disability accommodations please email Elizabeth Schnieder at [email protected] two weeks prior to the event with name of event and accommodation preference in your response.
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