AIR-P Presents: The LBGTQ Community and Autism: A Community Study of Queer and Transgender Autistic Adults

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Location: Zoom

Webinar Description

This webinar will focus on the methods and preliminary results of a qualitative, community-engaged study with queer and transgender autistic adults. We will chart how we partnered with 19 community organizations working with this population to conduct open-ended, in-depth interviews with 65 adults in the Philadelphia area. Preliminary findings address nonbinary identity, self reported autism, health and wellbeing, community engagement, and social support. We are using these findings to structure autistic-led programming for autistic adults to improve wellbeing. 



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Katherine Ardeleanu is a public health PhD student at Drexel University. She is also a licensed mental health counselor and works with clients with a range of mental health challenges. Her work focuses on improving access to and quality of mental health services for historically under-resourced populations.

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Hillary Steinberg is a research scientist at the AJ Drexel Autism Institute and a Survey Statistician for the United States Census Bureau. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her work focuses on disability, childhood, identity, and gender. She specializes in qualtiative methods.


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.
  • There is no cost for this webinar.
  • CEUs are not offered for this webinar.
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