Transition to Health Care Self-Management in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Investigating how young people diagnosed with ASD navigate the health system and manage their own care
Nickname: Health Literacy
Project Period: August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2017
Principal Investigator: Susan Hyman, M.D. and Tristram Smith, Ph.D.
Funded by: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have many questions when transitioning from pediatric to adult medicine. This study seeks to understand how prepared they are for this transition. A series of classes has been developed and is currently enrolling
- Participants: Young people ages 14 - 25 with an ASD diagnosis.
- Activities: Participants will be randomized (like flipping a coin) to either attend interactive classes or be part of the self-study group.
- Time Commitment: If randomized to attend interactive classes, the classes are completed over 9 weekly sessions or 3 afternoons during an upcoming school break.
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