Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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This special lecture was presented on April 6, 2023.

Presented by Trenesha Hill, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Autism Diagnostic Clinic, Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (iCASD), University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute.

Anxiety is common in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The goals of this talk are to discuss (1) what we currently know about anxiety in ASD, (2) why it’s important to study anxiety in ASD, and (3) a proposed study to identify the neurobiological mechanisms of anxiety in ASD.

About the Speaker:
Trenesha Hill, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Autism Diagnostic Clinic within the integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Hill received her doctorate in school psychology from Tulane University. She completed her predoctoral internship at the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Then, she completed a two-year combined clinical and research postdoctoral fellowship in the Autism Spectrum Disorder and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Track at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Hill’s clinical work involves the assessment and treatment of ASD. Her research focuses on: (1) understanding mechanisms of psychopathology in youth with ASD, (2) identifying determinants of disparities among children with ASD and low-income children, and (3) the translation of evidence-based programs in community settings. Her goal is to address mental health and educational disparities by promoting socioemotional development and academic functioning in children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Last Updated: 4/6/2023 3:55:17 PM

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