Dora Raymaker, Christina Nicolaidis, and Elesia Ashkenazy gave three presentations at the TASH annual conference in Portland, OR. One presentation was on the AASPIRE Healthcare Toolkit, another on inclusive research methods, and a third on AASPIRE and the Partnering project as part of a larger symposium on inclusiver research at Portland State University.
Our paper about measurement adaptation with the Partnering project was published by Progress in Community Health Partnernerships. The journal also did a podcast with Dora and Christina about the paper.
Our paper about the interview study that informed the toolkit was published by Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, in a special issue on adults. Download the interview paper (PDF, ~233Kb).
AASPIRE Co-Director Christina Nicolaidis gave a keynote at the 4th Annual Primary Care Research Symposium at Saint Louis University, St. Louis MI. The keynote, titled "The doctor is in - and now mostly out: partnering with marginalized communities in and out of the healthcare system" included discussion of AASPIRE's work.
Christina Nicolaidis and Ari Ne'eman presented a webinar on “Primary Care Across the Lifespan for Autistic Children and Adults“ for medical practice providers. The webinar was hosted by Amerigroup.
An article about the AASPIRE Healthcare Toolkit was published in the Oregonian online. Read the article: Portland duo tries to make the world of medicine less daunting for adults with autism.
AASPIRE Co-Director Dora Raymaker passed her dissertation defense in February, 2015, and received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Systems Science Winter term 2015.