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Self-management of daily living skills: Development of cognitively accessible software for individuals with autism  

This project will develop and field test a self-management software application that can be used by late-adolescents and adults with autism to monitor and manage their daily activities while at the same time interacting with caregivers in more self-determined and competent ways. The project will focus specifically on a multimedia application for enhancing self-management in the domains of personal care and household task management that will run on small, portable computers. Year 1 will focus on specification of software requirements, interface testing, and development guided by end user input from 5 individuals with autism and their family members. Year 2 will include continued prototype development and alpha testing of basic application functionality and interface controls, followed by a study in which both usability and changes in self-management competence will be examined. Project outputs will include a prototype self-management software application and technical reports which will be submitted for publication in major journals focused on autism and submitted for presentation at appropriate professional and family/consumer-oriented conferences. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2008-2010
Project Number 2410
Principal Investigator Keating, Thomas
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 6: What Does the Future Hold, Particularly for Adults? (Lifespan)
Subcategory N/A
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 6LA. Develop at least two individualized community-based interventions that improve quality of life or health outcomes for the spectrum of adults with ASD by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $12,900,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Eugene Research Institute
State/Country Oregon
Web Link 1 Self-management of daily living skills: Development of cognitively accessible software for individuals with autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
New! History/Related Projects Self-management of daily living skills: Development of cognitively accessible software for individuals with autism | $44,176.00 | 2009 | 2410
Self-management of daily living skills: Development of cognitively accessible software for individuals with autism | $50,000.00 | 2008 | 2410