Sociomoral Thinking and the Transition to Adulthood in Young Adults with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dec 1 2012
Dec 31 2013
America/New York
To be determined (one on one meetings)

Brief Description:

The goal of this study is to learn about sociomoral thinking and the transition to adulthood for young adults with high functioning autism spectrum disorders and their same-aged peers.


Eligibility for Study Participation:

- Must be between the ages of 18 and 27

- Be diagnosed by a professional with a high functioning autism spectrum disorder (Asperger syndrome, high functioning autism, or pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified)

- Have normal to high intellectual abilities

- Be able to communicate (reading, writing, speaking) in English

- Live within a two hour radius of Hartford, CT or Fordham University in Bronx, NY


Participation Details:

Participation will take about 1 hour and includes questionnaires, some questions about pictures and words, and open-ended questions. The open-ended questions will ask you to talk about school, work, and friends as much as you would like and to also tell a story of an experience you had when you were not sure what to do and how you finally resolved it. The results of this study will be used to help others in the future. You'll be compensated for you time with up to a $20 Gift Card. 

The study will be completed at a location convenient to the participant, such as a private meeting room in a local library. 


Principal Investigators:

Amie Senland, M.A., Doctoral Candidate, Fordham University, Dept. of Psychology

Ann Higgins-D'Alessandro, Ph.D., Faculty Mentor, Fordham University, Dept. of Psychology


IRB study/protocol approval number:



Contact Information:

Amie Senland,