AIR-P Presents: Health of Autistic People During the COVID-19 Pandemic: National Autism Indicators Report Findings

AIR-P Presents: Health of Autistic People During the COVID-19 Pandemic: National Autism Indicators Report Findings

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023
4:00pm ET - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom


Webinar Description

This webinar will explore findings from the latest National Autism Indicators Report (NAIR) focused on health care in autistic people during the COVID-19 pandemic. This report examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and health care among autistic children and adults. To build a comprehensive picture, we included various data sources: the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), the National Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), the National Inpatient Sample (NIS), and data from medical records from Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC). We will review findings and the implications of these data on research and policy. 


Kaitlin Koffer Miller is the Regional Director of the Autism Services, Education, Resources, & Training Collaborative (ASERT) Eastern Region and the co-director of the Policy Impact Project at the Policy & Analytics Center (PAC) ad the AJ Drexel Autism Institute. Dr. Koffer Miller’s work focuses on policy research as well as qualitative data analyses. Dr. Koffer Miller holds both master’s degree and a doctorate  of public health from the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University.

Jessica Rast is a research scientist at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute of Drexel University. She works in the Policy and Analytics Center examining questions about the lives, experiences, and services of autistic people. In her role, she catalogues and analyzes existing national data sources to present a national picture of experiences across life domains and the life span. Rooted in a life course approach to study, much of her work focuses on transition periods. She is particularly interested in health, health care, and models of health service provision.

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