To be eligible for this study, participants should have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, be between 18 to 35 years old, and out of high school or a transition program. If you are interested in participating in this study, please submit your contact information by following this link: https://redcap.link/CCAA or call us at 615-322-2943 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants and a parent (or close family member, partner, or friend) will answer questions in an online survey. Then we will conduct a 2-3 hour interview, either over the phone or virtually (using web-based teleconference call software like Zoom). Afterwards, we will follow up with you 6 more times over 3 years, with half of those check ins being brief and the other half being more comprehensive. In the future, we may also invite you to our lab at VUMC for an in-person assessment once it is safe to do so without facial masks. You will receive up to $300 dollars, and the participating parent, partner, or close friend will receive up to $275.
Participation in this study is voluntary.
Our goal is the gather information that will better inform public health and future aimed at improving the livelihoods of individuals on the spectrum. Your participation could have a tremendous impact!