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Teen Recreation Integration Program (TRIP) for young adults with ASDs  

This program will provide young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with the opportunity to get involved in community recreation activities that interest them. The program will allow these young adults to interact with their peers, and will help them develop the necessary social skills to become more independent. The activities will be led by a recreation coach, who will also help participants with social skills development. Volunteer peer mentors, typically developing young adults, will be paired with participants based on their interests and join them in their activities. The Teen Recreation Integration Program (TRIP) model creates an environment in which the participants with ASD and the teen mentors can learn from each other. The program will help participants begin to develop both independence and a peer network, and thereby increase social skills, confidence, and overall satisfaction with their lives. Project Status


Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $23,306.00
Project Number 6751FS
Principal Investigator Ferreyra, Katrina
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Strategic Plan Objective New! Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 5SB. Conduct one study to examine how self-directed community-based services and supports impact children, youth, and adults with ASD across the spectrum by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $6,000,000 over 3 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Marin Autism Collaborative/Lifehouse
State/Country California
Web Link 1 Teen Recreation Integration Program (TRIP) for young adults with ASDs (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Teen Recreation Integration Program (TRIP) for young adults with ASDs | $0.00 | 2010 | 6751FS