The CONNECT survey has arrived!
In 2017, more than 15,285 adults, 18 years of age and older, live with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the Maritimes. The transition from adolescence to adulthood has far-reaching consequences for the autistic community. Medical, psychological, social and community needs are numerous and varied. Disconnection with care and support during this transitional period is frequently reported for this growing population. As a result, these ASD adults and their caregivers are neglected – often leading to a decline in the progress made during the first years of life to improve their daily lives.
The CONNECT project (CONtiNuity of care and support for the autism spECTrum disorder) aims to break down barriers and understand the needs and challenges faced by adults living with autism spectrum disorder.
Autism research led by autistics and their caregivers in the Maritimes - Press Release, September 2017
Le projet CONNECT est lancé - Université de MONCTON, May 2017
Autisme : espoir grâce à la recherche - L’heure de pointe – ACADIE, Radio-Canada, May 2017
Inquiries about the CONNECT project and our team, may be directed to:
Caroline Jose, Ph.D
Lead of CONNECT Project
Université de Moncton
Moncton NB E1A 3E9
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