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Webinar: Autistic Adults and COVID-19

Date Published: March 24, 2021

In this recorded webinar, Dr. Vanessa Bal, a psychologist from Rutgers University, discusses her recently published findings from a study on how the COVID-19 pandemic affected autistic adults enrolled in SPARK. She also answers questions about the study, as well as general questions about mental health and autism.


Who is Vanessa Bal?

Vanessa Bal, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Karmazin and Lillard Chair in Adult Autism at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Bal studies autism throughout the lifespan. Her research focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and tracking of symptoms of autism from childhood to adulthood.