Families and Autism Research Lab
Research in the FAR Lab focuses on contextual aspects of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across the life course, such as family relationships, friendships, and social and community participation, especially during the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Currently, we are conducting The ROAD Ahead Study, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). This study focuses on the interventions and supports provided to diploma track high school students with ASD, and how they learn to manage daily life. We will conduct focus group and an online survey with school personnel and then conduct a short-term longitudinal study to look at the factors that predict optimal outcomes for these youth in young adulthood. View the full description of the study: http://ies.ed.gov/funding/grantsearch/details.asp?ID=1896.
For information about this study, please contact us at email@example.com
Ongoing projects in the FAR Lab include:
- The ROAD Ahead Study: 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.
Gael Orsmond, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
Director, PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
635 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215