While summer may seem like a season of downtime for many, members of the MCDD’s Autism Research and Engagement Core have been as busy as ever. Collectively, the team produced a number of articles and webinars during July and August. Topics include autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adulthood, advice for families of color, finding services and psychological distress among caregivers raising a child with ASD during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The International Society for Autism Research published an article co-written by Kiely Law, MD, MPH, research director of the Autism Research and Engagement Core. The article, “Psychological distress among caregivers raising a child with autism spectrum disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic,” was co-authored by Luther G. Kalb, PhD; Elena Badillo-Goicoechea, MS; Calliope Holingue, MPH, PhD; Kira E. Riehm, PhD; Johannes Thrul, PhD, MS; Elizabeth A. Stuart, PhD; Emily J. Smail, PhD; Casey White-Lehman, MA, MS; and Daniele Fallin, PhD.
Marina Sarris, web content administrator of healthcare communications for the Autism Research and Engagement Core, wrote the following articles, which are published on the SPARK website:
Sarris and the SPARK Research Match team collaborated on “How Common is Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder in Autism?” The summary report describes results from newly-published research using data from SPARK participants.