We believe that age is just a number and promote healthy aging by helping older adults engage in activities that are valuable to their health and independence. Our research goal is to increase disability-free life expectancy for older adults by developing, testing, and implementing evidence-based programs.
Our research team conducts clinical translational research focused on individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., Phelan McDermid Syndrome and Fragile X-related disabilities). These studies aim to define the behavioral characteristics of these conditions and determine their brain bases.
To advance, through research and education, the evidence and practices for promoting and improving the participation, health, and wellbeing of young people with developmental neuropsychological differences during the transition to adulthood.
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The YELL Lab develops and evaluates tools and interventions that empower youth and young adults with developmental disabilities. Teams of youth and young adults with disabilities partner in all phases of the research process.