Families and Autism Research

Gael Orsmond, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Director, PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences

Department of Occupational Therapy, Boston University

Gael Orsmond

Dr. Orsmond is a developmental and clinical psychologist whose research program focuses on social aspects of autism spectrum disorder     (ASD), such as family relationships, friendships, and social and community participation, especially during the transition from     adolescence to adulthood.

Current Projects:

  • Managing Daily Responsibilities: how youth with ASD acquire the ability to manage daily responsibilities at the time of transition to adulthood.
  • Videos of Important People (VIP) Intervention: feasibility and pilot testing of a novel media-based intervention to increase social competence in adolescents with ASD.
  • Family Inclusion at the Science Museum (Fi-Sci): understanding the experiences of families with a child with ASD as they participate in a community outing.