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New intervention study for young adults with ASD!

We are looking for families to participate in a study about programming for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study has two goals: 1) promote the development of advocacy and social skills in young adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) 2) enable families to support their adult children in achieving educational and employment goals.

To participate, individuals with ASD must meet the following criteria:
• the adult must provide ASD diagnosis documentation (either from a health care or educational professional)
• the adult with ASD has not been diagnosed with an intellectual disability
• the adult must be 18-30 years old
• the adult must live at home with his or her parent(s)
• the adult works less than 10 hours per week
• the adult spends less than 20 hours a week in work and in degree-seeking post-secondary education program

To find out more, please contact Dr. Rebekah Hudock at 612-626-3538 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click Here for additional information on this study and other intervention services available through UMN.

Seeking Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum to Volunteer for a Research Study

My name is Allison Brenneise.  In addition to being a mother to two young men at varying places on the spectrum, I am a graduate student at SIU working on a research study about the social experiences and relationships of young adults with an autism spectrum disorder.  I am currently conducting a research study relevant to individuals with autism.

The purpose of this study is to learn more about the social experiences and relationships of young adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from the perspective of the young adult. Young adults who participate in this study will have an opportunity to communicate their experiences in and about social relationships and further the collective understanding of what young adults with an ASD want and need from social experiences.  They may also benefit from contributing to a field which currently does not publish much, if anything, about the experiences of young adults with an ASD from their own perspective.

Any person who meets the following criteria may be eligible:

1) has the legal authority to make decisions about engaging in research relationships

2) is between 18 years -35 years of age

3) has documented evidence of having an autism spectrum disorder.

I will be in Minneapolis on March 11, 2017, through March 18, 2017, conducting interviews and am scheduling now. I look forward to speaking with people who may be interested in participating in this study during that time.  Participation in the study consists of two or three face to face meetings lasting up to two hours each, involving questions and answers.  I am available by telephone or text at 858-461-8699, e-mail or Skype chat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via direct message on Twitter @ABrenneise.