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Strength Identification and Expression in Young Adults

August 6, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Individuals with autism can have reduced awareness of what strengths they possess. This can associated with lower self-esteem, mood disorders, and negative repetitive thinking about one’s self. This study is looking to explore strength awareness in adolescents with autism, in hopes to investigate the effects of improving strength awareness

What are the goals of the study?

We are looking to evaluate how young adults identify and express their own personal identities.

What will happen during the visit or online?

Fill out surveys via a secure research platform asking about experiences, mood, and how one describes oneself (roughly one hour, can be completed over separate sessions) 2. Parent or legal guardian will fill out surveys about their child (roughly one hour).

How will this help families?

Decreased strength awareness can be problematic for children as they transition into adulthood. It can cause reduced ability to advocate for oneself in relationships, school settings, and during employment. This study is evaluating strength awareness in adolescents with autism to further research the effects of decreased and increased strength awareness.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Ages 13-24 with and without autism. 2. Live in the United States. 3. Speak English fluently 4. You read an understand at a least a 4th grade reading level.

View the study flyer here.

Contact Information

Email autismresearch@kesslerfoundation.org or use this form to register your interest

Research Study Website
Kessler Foundation

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