Daily experiences and mental health study

Research about the lives of adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum has lagged far behind research focused on children. Our research team has found that many individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during childhood face difficult experiences at school, work, and in the social world during adolescence and adulthood. However, we do not know how to improve these everyday experiences in order to increase happiness and well-being – something that everyone deserves. This study focuses on understanding the influence of social, educational, and work experiences on psychological health for transition-aged youth with autism spectrum disorders