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Research Opportunities for Teens with ASD

Do you have a teenager on the autism spectrum? Do you want to help them be more prepared for the future? Researchers at the University of Utah are conducting a research study on a program for parents and their adolescents with ASD who are 14 or older, and are planning to receive a high school diploma. Through goal setting, group discussion, and guidance from qualified providers, the 6-week MAPSS (Maximizing Adolescent Post-Secondary Success) program aims to help you and your child be more prepared for the future. An adolescent life-skills group led by an occupational therapist will be run alongside the parent program to also provide adolescents with new skills. Two sessions are planned for early 2019 on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm: either January 9- February 13 or February 27- April 3 at the OT Life Skills Clinic at the University of Utah. The program is free and families who complete the study will receive financial compensation. Please contact the lead researcher, Anne Kirby, for more information and to sign up: anne.kirby@hsc.utah.edu or 801-581-4248.