Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life

Scott Wright

University of Utah

Scott D. Wright PhD, is an associate professor in the Gerontology InterdisciplinaryProgram at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has research and teaching interests in autism issues across the life course with a gerontological focus and an emphasis on mid and later life contexts. The latest publication is the edited book – Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life (2016 - Jessica Kingsley Publishers).Dr. Wright has published several articles on the role of technology programs to enhance social engagement and occupational interests for transition-aged adults with autism; publications that relate to systematic reviews of community-based participatory research (CBPR) and autism and on the challenge and promise of autism in adulthood and aging (co-authored with Temple Grandin). He has presented at the Gerontological Society of America 68th Annual Scientific Meeting in November, 2015. Dr. Wright was also part of the planning committee for the pre-conference of the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in Salt Lake City, Utah (May, 2015). Dr. Wright is a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and in the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).


Although many associate autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with childhood or adolescence, ASD is a life course issue and many more individuals are entering into adulthood and into mid and later life with autism conditions - and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Scott Wright (University of Utah)

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S11 » Symposia: Lifespan; life cycles/transitions II (11:40 - Saturday, 17th September, Tinto Room)

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