Their Own Role, Their Own Challenges
In this recorded webinar, Connie Anderson, Ph.D., explores what we know about the experiences of grandparents of children with ASD and their importance in the lives of these families.
Who is Connie Anderson?
Connie Anderson, Ph.D., is the Director of Towson University’s Post Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) program in Autism Studies. At TU, she prepares educators, mental health professionals, occupational therapists, child life specialists, and advocates with in-depth knowledge about autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She also conducts research on outcomes of young adult with ASD with a focus on their experiences with postsecondary education, employment and adult services. Before coming to TU, she worked on the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) project at Kennedy Krieger Institute. While there, she launched the largest ever survey of grandparents of children on the autism spectrum, publishing several articles on the topic. Dr. Anderson holds a doctoral degree in Sociology and Marriage & Family Therapy from the University of Southern California.