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Adults with ASD: Alternative transition planning

Adults with ASD: Alternative transition planning

Wednesday January 25, 2017

10:30 AM-12:00 PM ; OHS 8B60 Auditorium

Adults with ASD: Alternative transition planning

William McMahon, M.D. & John Rockfeller, PhD., JD

William M. McMahon, M.D. is a child psychiatrist and geneticist at the University Utah with four decades of clinical and research experience in autism and other developmental disorders.  He has served as a leader for US and international autism research.  He served as chairman of Psychiatry at the University of Utah from 2007 through 2015.  His previous work has focused on the epidemiology, genetics and life-course of autism.  He is currently working on the challenges of employment, housing, quality of life and policy affecting adults with autism and the families who care for them.

John D. Rockefeller JD MPH DrPH is CEO and Chief Healthcare Officer at Zero Consult Ltd. where he is working on FQHC efficiencies in Critical Access Hospitals.  He is also CEO of the Plumas Healthcare Foundation, and Executive Director of Sponsored Programs at Plumas District Hospital.  John was formerly Associate Dean for Global Health Solutions, and Director of the Pervasive Developmental Disability Group at the Geisel School of Medicine, at Dartmouth College. While doing his doctoral research at Johns Hopkins Medicine, and School of Public Health he worked in partnership with Dr Peter Pronovost  on Patient Empowerment and Safety checklists. Prior to his roles at Dartmouth and Johns Hopkins, John was Director of Social Venture Initiatives at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and CEO of the California Autism Foundation.   He is currently working on financial structures for rural health initiatives in coordination with the Medical School at University of California, Davis.