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Project Title

Project Title

Impacts of parenting adolescents & adults with autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Seltzer, Marsha

Description

Description

Little is known about the impact of caring for a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when he or she reaches adolescence and adulthood. With this grant, researchers will continue a prospective and comparative study of mothers of adolescents and adults with ASD, focusing on 4 major areas: 1) factors predicting resiliency and vulnerability in mothers, 2) measures of daily stress in mothers, 3) change in the manifestation of autism during adolescence and adulthood, and 4) antecedents and consequences of age-related major life transitions as experienced by adolescents and adults with ASD. This study constitutes the largest research sample (n=406; 78.3 percent of whom are still participating) of adolescents and adults with ASD and their midlife and aging families, and current funding will allow the longitudinal study duration to be extended to 12 years. Findings from this study will elucidate factors affecting the well-being of both mothers and their son or daughter with ASD across broad stretches of the life course.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

496331

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 2LA. Complete a large-scale, multi-disciplinary, collaborative project that longitudinally and comprehensively examines how the biological, clinical, and developmental profiles of individuals, 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.

Project Link

Project Link

Impacts of parenting adolescents & adults with autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Wisconsin - Madison

State/Country

State/Country

Wisconsin

Project Number

Project Number

5R01AG008768-18

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Impacts of parenting adolescents & adults with autism | 586170 | 2010 | 5R01AG008768-19
Impacts of parenting adolescents & adults with autism | 480757 | 2008 | R01AG008768-17

 
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