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NAS Professional Awards Finalist

ADRC has again been shortlisted for the National Autistic Society Award for Outstanding Adult Services. The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in Harrogate on Tuesday 7th March 2017.

Working together with GoldAge

GoldAge is a research team led by Dr. Rebecca Charlton from the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths University of London. The team are interested in healthy ageing but also what happens when people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) get older. This can include changes in cognitive abilities, the way we understand others and even changes in the brain. As a clinical diagnostic service ADRC aims to use research to understand and support people with ASD.

By working in collaboration with GoldAge, ADRC can continue its clinical work and produce research that can inform diagnostic services,clinical care and health-care policy.

GoldAge and ADRC have been working together since 2014 supported by small grants from Goldsmiths University of London.

To date, this collaboration has resulted in a paper in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders entitled Demographic and Cognitive Profile of Individuals Seeking a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adulthood

http://www.gold.ac.uk/news/autism-and-ageing/

There are still lots of questions to answer and we are continuing to work together to find answers.