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David Schena

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David Schena, II Ph.D. Student, Applied Psychology and Prevention Science; CARE Affiliate
  • College
    Fine Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    Psychology, Center for Autism Research & Education (CARE)
  • Office
    Health and Social Sciences, room 456
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Research Interests

Autism spectrum disorder; Adult outcome, transition into adulthood; Employment experiences and outcomes; College; Relationship with immediate family members


  • B.S., Brain and Behavioral Sciences (2019), Purdue University


David Schena II is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He completed his undergraduate degree through the department of psychology at Purdue University. His research interests are focused on understanding how adults with autism spectrum disorders achieve an optimum adulthood, especially topics which relate to employment, employment experiences, and other factors which impact the independence and life satisfaction of adults with autism spectrum disorders.