Episode 12 - Understanding Autism Through Science, with Alycia Halladay, Ph.D.


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In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS speak with Alycia Halladay. Ph.D.. Alycia Halladay has been involved in autism research for the past 14 years, starting her career working with one of the first NIEHS and EPA funded Children’s Centers for Environmental Health (CCEH). In September of 2014, Alycia became the first Chief Science Officer of the Autism Science Foundation. As part of the ASF team, she continues her commitment to brain tissue research, support of research that is targeted at the risk factors for ASD, study of differences between men and women with autism, and importantly, support of jr level investigators just beginning a career in autism. Dr. Halladay speaks with Becca and Kate about her research into the genetic components of autism, studying the occurrence of neurodiverse siblings, the autism gender gap as related to the world of research, and how listeners can get involved in some of the ongoing studies. Then, Becca and Kate discuss sleep hygiene for people on the spectrum, including highlighting common challenges, and offering helpful tips. For more information about Dr. Halladay, visit The Autism Science Foundation: www.autismsciencefoundation.org or e-mail her at ahalladay@autismsciencefoundation.org Dr. Halladay’s podcast, The Autism Science Foundation Weekly Science Report: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/autism-science-foundation-weekly-science-report/id1017003702?mt=2 ----------------- Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Each week, join our hosts Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS (a Life Coach, Certified Autism Specialist, and Autism advocate that is herself on the spectrum) and Katherine Cody, Psy.D. (a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in people on the autism spectrum) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community. Follow Different Brains on social media: https://twitter.com/diffbrains https://www.facebook.com/different.brains/ http://differentbrains.com/category/spectrumlyspeaking/

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