The Rutgers Board of Governors awarded the Karmazin and Lillard Chair in Adult Autism to Vanessa Bal, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP), whose unique research emphasizes a lifespan perspective in the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in adulthood. On November 06, 2018, GSAPP hosted the Installation of the Karmazin and Lillard Endowed Chair in Adult Autism Event at the Life Sciences Building to celebrate this historic occasion. The endowed professorship addresses much-needed intervention and research for adults with autism spectrum disorders from both academic and training perspectives and positions Rutgers as a global leader in issues related to autism. We look forward to the contributions Dr. Bal will make as she implements knowledge gained at each stage of her research to enhance the long-term prospects for health and well-being of adults with autism. Her work will provide a deeper appreciation for neurodiversity that will inform policy and societal change to support the inclusion of people with ASD and their diverse range of abilities.
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