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Impacts of parenting adolescents & adults with autism  

This is a prospective and comparative study of mothers of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The researchers propose to investigate 4 specific aims: (1) to examine the factors that are associated with resiliency and vulnerability in midlife and aging mothers of adolescents and adults with ASD; (2) to examine daily stress measured objectively (with salivary cortisol) and subjectively (with self-report diaries) among mothers and adolescents and adults with ASD, (3) to examine change, and the predictors of change, in the manifestation of autism during adolescence and adulthood, and (4) to examine the antecedents and consequences of age-related major life transitions as experienced by adolescents and adults with ASD.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $480,757.00
Project Number R01AG008768-17
Principal Investigator Seltzer, Marsha
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 2.5 Complete a large-scale, multi-disciplinary, collaborative project that longitudinally and comprehensively examines how the biological, clinical, and developmental profiles of children, with a special emphasis on females, youths, and adults with ASD change over time as compared to typically developing people by 2020. IACC Recommended Budget: $126,200,000 over 12 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Wisconsin - Madison
State/Country Wisconsin
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History/Related Projects Impacts of parenting adolescents & adults with autism | $586,170.00 | 2010 | 5R01AG008768-19
Impacts of parenting adolescents & adults with autism | $496,331.00 | 2009 | 5R01AG008768-18