The Hussman Center for Adults with Autism supports research and scholarship activities aimed at improving the quality of life for adults with autism. Many departments and disciplines at Towson University have collaborated with the Hussman Center in conducting faculty-student research that addresses the needs and priorities of neuro-diverse adults. All research activities follow the Institute for Well-Being Research Application and Review Process.
Current Research Studies
video behavior modeling
Dr. Kaitlyn Wilson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Towson University, is studying practical, efficient, and evidence-based intervention tools for use in community-based settings such as the HCAA. Specifically, she is conducting studies of video behavior modeling. This tool has been found to be a successful, cost-effective, and time efficient intervention tool for children on the spectrum; however, minimal research has investigated its use with adults on the spectrum, especially in community-based settings similar to the HCAA. Results of the study will provide valuable information to guide professionals and others choosing tools to support social communication success for adults on the spectrum. To learn more about this research, contact Dr. Wilson at kwilson AT_TOWSON.