NEWS | March 6, 2020

Vulnerabilities of women on the autism spectrum lecture March 11 (CANCELED)

Julie Lounds Taylor to speak as part of the UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series

(SACRAMENTO)

Please note that this event has been canceled.

Julie Lounds Taylor, associate professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Julie Lounds Taylor, associate professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Julie Lounds Taylor, associate professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will present on areas of vulnerabilities common to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), highlighting those that are unique to women on the spectrum. The lecture, part of the 2019-2020 UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series, is March 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the MIND Institute auditorium in Sacramento. It is free and open to the public.

Adolescents and adults with autism face numerous challenges. Although women with autism might be more vulnerable than men on the spectrum, little is known about their unique challenges. This presentation will discuss new research examining the ways in which outcomes for women with autism differ from men with autism and neurotypical women. Taylor’s perspective looks at the entire lifespan and emphasizes challenges related to quality of life. 

About the UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series

Now in its 17th season, the Distinguished Lecturer Series bring nationally and internationally recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disabilities to share their expertise with both specialists and community members. The monthly presentations, held October 2019 through May 2020, are free and open to all. You can watch videos of previous lectures on our website. For more information about the series, call 916-703-0253.