About the Study
The ROAD Ahead Study focuses on high school students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who will graduate high school with a diploma. Over the next 4 years, we will conduct:
- Focus groups and an online survey with school personnel to better understand the interventions and support provided to these students
- A short-term longitudinal study with parents and students with ASD to identify the predictors of optimal post-school outcomes.
Primary goals of the study
- Understand the interventions and supports that parents and special educators use to teach students with ASD how to manage the responsibilities of adulthood
- Identify factors that predict optimal post-school outcomes for this population, focusing on the ability to self-manage the responsibilities of adulthood
Now recruiting: Parents and High School Seniors on the Autism Spectrum Throughout New England!
Who: Parents or legal guardians and high school students with autism who are in their last year of high school and who will graduate with a regular high school diploma.
What: Parents will complete online and mailed surveys and a brief phone interview at two time points separated by 18 months. Youth will complete separate online and mailed surveys. Participation should take 30-60 minutes at each time point.
When and Where: From your home, at a time convenient for you.
Parents will receive a $25 gift card and youth will receive a $15 gift card at each time point.
This research is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 353-2060.