University of Wisconsin–Madison

Parents of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

We are recruiting families for an education and support program for parents of adolescents with ASD between the ages of 15 and 18. Parents will attend 8 weekly group meetings with other families to receive information on autism across the life course, transition planning, legal issues, and other topics. Families will also be able to discuss and problem-solve specific concerns they may have related to their child. The study will consist of initial and exit interviews, parent sessions, and a social skills group for teens.

To participate, the teenager with ASD needs to live at home and currently be enrolled in high school. Both parents would need to be able to participate.

To find out more, please contact Leann Smith DaWalt, PhD at 608.890.1390 or

PI: Leann Smith DaWalt, PhD
Key words: Autism