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Investigators Current Studies Perspectives Program intervention for adults ASSET-Adolescent Social-emotional Skills Enhancement Training ADDIRC and Emotion Dysregulation Completed Studies Infant Siblings of ASD Children Categorization in Children & Adults With Autism Emotion Processing Imaging/fMRI Autism Treatment Network Autism Task Force

CURRENT STUDIES
 

Evidence-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation to Improve Functional Outcomes for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (The Perspectives Program)

The purpose of this project is to examine the potential benefits of two novel non-drug interventions; Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) and Enriched Supportive Therapy (EST) in the treatment of adilts with autism spectrum disorders.
CET is a comprehensive rehabilitation intervention designed to minimize social and non-social cognitive impairments that limit adaptive function and quality of life.  The treatment integrates computer-based exercises with a small group-based social-cognitive curriculum.
EST is an indivdual supportive therapy approach that helps adults learn about their condition manage their emotions and stress, improve ther social skills and cope with everyday problems.
This project is studying adults.

Adolescent Social-emotional Skills Enhancement Training Study (ASSET)

This research study will evaluate a new treatment to improve emotion regulation in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who struggle with handling their emotions.  This study includes individuals who have an ASD and difficulties with their emotions and who do not have any developmental or mental health problems.
This project is studying children and adolescents.

Autism and Developmental Disabilities Inpatient Research Collaborative (ADDIRC)

The purpose of ADDIRC is to idevelop a comprehensive registry of clinical and biological data on severely affected children and adolescents with autism called the Autism Inpatient Collection (AIC).

This project is studying children and adolescents


Change-sensitive measurement of Emotion Dysregulatin in ASD

The overall objective of this project is to develop and validate the Emotion Dysregulation Inventory (EDI, a new, sensitive outcome measure suitable for use across the spectrum of ASD severity and verbal ability.

This project is studying children and adolescents

 

 
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