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CEDAR Seminar on Thursday 17th February 2022 (11am-12pm)
We will be joined by Dr Jo Moss from the University of Surrey, who will be speaking about “Understanding atypical patterns of autism in individuals with genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability”. If you are interested in attending this seminar, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the joining details.
About the speaker
Dr Jo Moss is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Surrey where she runs the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Lab (Home | Mysite (ndevresearchlab.com)). Through her research, Jo aims to better understand social, emotional and cognitive diversity in individuals with a range of neurodevelopmental conditions.
Individuals with genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability are significantly more likely to present with social-communication difficulties that are consistent with a diagnosis of autism compared to the wider intellectual disability and general populations. However, there is significantly lower recognition of autism in clinical practice within the genetic syndrome population, contributing to poorer long-term prognosis. In this talk I will discuss the factors that confound assessment and diagnosis of autism and related characteristics in these populations and consider wider implications for understanding the development and presentation of autism.
Dr Nikita Hayden
|Dr Nikita Hayden, a Research Fellow in CEDAR, reviewed Milana Aronov’s CEDAR Seminar Series presentation: ‘A History of Controversies over the treatment of autism with behavioural therapies (France, 1960-1990)’ for the Cerebra website. The seminar was delivered online on Thursday 11th February 2021. Nikita’s review can be found here: https://cerebra.org.uk/research/a-history-of-controversies-over-the-treatment-of-autism-with-behavioural-therapies/|
Dr Samantha Flynn
|This year, Cerebra have developed an International Women’s Day awareness campaign showcasing the depth of the work they are doing. One of the CEDAR Research Fellows, Dr Samantha Flynn, was included in the campaign. You can read her article on this page: https://cerebra.org.uk/research/cerebra-women-at-the-forefront-of-research-iwd21/ and about the rest of the campaign on this page: https://cerebra.org.uk/news/|