About This Project
This spring, we received funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to launch the national Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (CSESA). In partnership with four other universities, we are working to develop and evaluate comprehensive high school program to meet the needs of high school students along the entire autism spectrum. This intervention will include intervention strategies focused on five areas: academics, transition, adaptive behavior, families, and social competence.
Here at Vanderbilt, we are focusing on developing strategies to foster social competence and connections. This fall, we are obtaining input into the initial design and delivery of social-related high school interventions through a series of focus groups and interviews. In the spring, we will pilot this intervention in local high schools. During the 2013-2014 school year, we will evaluate a combined intervention focusing on both social competence and transition components.
If you have any questions about our project, please contact Jenny Redding at email@example.com or (615) 936-7075.