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Social skills training for young adults with autism spectrum disorders  

A review of the research literature on Asperger's disorder/high-functioning autism (AD/HFA) suggests that there are little to no evidence-based interventions that are specifically aimed at improving the social skills of young adults with AD/HFA. Using independent rater, caregiver, and self-report measures, the current proposal seeks to test the effectiveness of improving social functioning of transitional youth 18-22 years of age with AD/HFA using an adapted caregiver-assisted evidence-based social skills treatment intervention. It is anticipated that the proposed feasibility study will help young adults with AD/HFA to utilize the rules of social behavior and communication needed to develop relationships and improve in other areas of socialization and psychosocial functioning. Project Status


Funder Organization for Autism Research
Fiscal Year Funding $20,000.00
Current Award Period 2010-2011
Project Number n/a
Principal Investigator Gantman, Alexander
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 University of California, Los Angeles
State/Country California
Web Link 1 Social skills training for young adults with autism spectrum disorders (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
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