Research Study: parent advocacy for transition-aged youth
Here’s a research study the Waisman Center is conducting that parents of transition-aged youths might be interested in participating in:
Help us learn
Transitioning from school-based to adult service systems is challenging for many families of youth on the autism spectrum. Volunteer for research testing a new program to improve parents’ ability to advocate for adult services on behalf of their son or daughter on the autism spectrum.
Parents of youth with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis between 16 and 26 years of age.
What you and your son/daughter will do
Assessment of youth.
Interviews about youth’s goals, current activities and service needs.
Parents will participate in weekly group-based advocacy training sessions for 12 weeks.
Questionnaires and follow-up interviews for parents and youth may last up to 3.5 years.
Families will receive up to $425 for completing all parts of the study.