About Us

The transition to adulthood is a pivotal developmental time point that impacts the adult life-course and adult health trajectories.  It is a time of changing social and behavioral patterns and changing requirements related to health care and the management of one’s overall health and wellness.

The transition to adulthood occurs during a period of rapid skill development that is prompted by multiple and on-going “windows of opportunity” for the development of skills across a progressively expanding range of areas and contexts.  Notably, the transition to adulthood occurs during a critical period for brain maturation and the development of executive functioning of the brain, which is integral to managing well within everyday life situations.


To advance, through research and education, the evidence and practices for promoting and improving the participation, health, and wellbeing of young people with developmental neuropsychological differences during the transition to adulthood.


To be the go-to resource for clinicians, families, educators, and researchers for fostering the resilience and competencies needed for optimal transition to adult roles and contexts for young people with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism spectrum disorders.

Why Occupational Therapy Research?