13 Jul, 2024
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Order of Canada Recipient & Daughter Share Clinical Interests, Career Paths and ADAA Benefits: In Conversation with ADAA Members Gordon Asmundson, PhD and Aleiia Asmundson, BA

Aleiia Asmundson might just be the youngest person to have ever attended an ADAA conference. Her father, renowned Canadian psychologist and professor, Gordon J. G. Asmundson, PhD, has been a member of ADAA for over 30 years, calling it his “professional home,” and attending the annual conference for just as long. Bringing his daughter to […]

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The Power of Special Interests

Autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder, presents itself in various ways, impacting social interaction, communication, and behavior. However, within the spectrum of autism lies a remarkable aspect that often goes unnoticed by many: special interests. These intense and focused areas of fascination can hold incredible power for individuals with autism, offering a unique pathway to self-expression, growth, […]