MacART Co-Director Dr. Stelios Georgiades presented at the South Asian Autism Awareness Centre’s ‘Culture Counts‘ conference on Friday March 2nd, 2018. This inaugural conference engaged with the timely issue of autism and demonstrate how to provide effective ASD support to a rapidly changing population.
During this presentation, Dr. Georgiades discusses his team’s research on the developmental trajectories of children with ASD. He introduces the concept of ‘chronogeneity’ – heterogeneity in relation to the concept of time – and discusses how this concept can facilitate communication and inquiry among researchers studying the longitudinal course of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. He also explores how socio-contextual factors are associated with diverse trajectories. Dr. Georgiades then discuss how interdisciplinary collaborations that integrate research, clinical practice, and policy may move us closer to more precise and adaptive models of care for the children, youth, and families living with autism.