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Univerity of Wisconsin-La Crosse Video Teaching Study

You have been invited to take part in research study through the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. This study will be looking at the effects of video trainings for parents who have children with autism. There will be three videos in the series that will be less than an hour each. You will be asked to fill out a few surveys at the beginning of the first video and again at the end of the third. This will allow me to look at and measure the effects of the training. The trainings will be about behavior, home safety for children with autism, and sensory needs. The second video will be sent out within three weeks after the first, and the third within three weeks later. You may choose to stop taking part in the study at any time, but I would greatly appreciate your participation all the way through.

If you are interested in participating, please send an email to stating your interest and to receive a consent form. I will only ask for your name in order to obtain your consent, but I will not be connecting names with data. At the beginning of the first survey I will ask you to create a number so I can keep your data together, but I will not be connecting your name.

Thank you for your interest in this study and I hope to hear from you soon!

Merissa Cutter, M.S. Ed
Primary researcher
School Psychology Graduate Student
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Mobile: (920) 960-9543

UW Lifespan Family Research Group is recruiting for volunteers

The UW Lifespan Family Research Group is looking for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) between the ages of 18-30 and their families to participate in a research study. The Working Together Study is an Education and Support Program for Young Adults with ASD and their Families. The study has two goals: 1) to promote the development of advocacy and social skills in young adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) 2) to enable families to support their adult children in achieving educational and employment goals. We are asking adults with ASD and their mothers and fathers to participate in this study. In order for a family to be eligible to participate the following study criteria must be met by the adult with ASD:
  • the adult must provide ASD diagnosis documentation (either from a health care or educational professional)
  • the adult with ASD has not been diagnosed with an intellectual disability
  • the adult must be 18-30 years old
  • the adult must live at home with his or her parent(s)
  • the adult should have less than 20 hours per week of classes and work combined
If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact the study coordinator at the Waisman Center: Renee Makuch (608) 262-4717

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