ASSIST - Advocating for Supports to Advocating for Supports to Improve Service Transitions

Principal Investigator: Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D.

Description

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.

Who

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 groupĀ­based advocacy training sessions for 12 weeks.
  • Questionnaires and follow-up interviews for parents and youth may last up to 3.5 years.

Click here or follow the link below to submit your contact information if you are interested in participating in this study

Participant Criteria

Parents of youth with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis between 16 and 26 years of age.

Compensation

Help us learn and approve your ability to advocate.

Visit Requirements

Weekly 12 Weeks plus followup

Brochure

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Contact Information

ASSIST Coordinator
(615) 322-2943
transitions@vumc.org

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2019

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