Evolving Attitudes Toward Autism and Mental Health: A Focus on the Transition to Adulthood
February 12, 2021 –
Featured Speaker -- Roy Richard Grinker, PhD, is a Professor of Anthropology at George Washington University.
Richard Grinker will discuss themes from his newest book on the origins of stigma and evolving attitudes toward mental illness. He will share ideas from his unique perspective as an anthropologist and the parent of an adult child with autism. He will offer insights on how culture and stigma impact the transition to adulthood for adolescents and adults with autism. Through lessons from his cross-cultural research, his message will offer hope that stigma is a process that can be changed, and we are making progress toward a culture more accepting of neurodiversity. This virtual event will be captivating and is even more relevant in the context of the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and spotlight on economic and health disparities.
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