Discovery Radio – Episode #48 – Autism Spectrum Disorder: Social Isolation of Teens & Young Adults

Discovery Radio – Episode #48 – Autism Spectrum Disorder: Social Isolation of Teens & Young Adults

Autism is a neurological disorder that can dramatically affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. It’s a life-long condition, even though many associate it with young children. On today’s show, we’ll look at some of those challenges among teens and young adult with Autism, and their increased risk mental health conditions like anxiety and depression due to their social isolation  And later, we’ll give you an update on The Periscope Project and their involvement in the upcoming national Maternal Mental Health Awareness week. That’s all coming up, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!

Guests

  • Amy Vaughan Van Hecke, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; Director, Marquette Autism Consortium, MU
  • Christina Wichman, DO, FAPMVice Chair of Education, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, MCW; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, MCW; Director, Women’s Mental Health, MCW; Medical Director, The Periscope Project
  • Shelby Borchardt, BA, Program Coordinator, The Periscope Project

Bryan Belmer
bbelmer@mcw.edu


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