Supporting Families of Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders — CWRU ICARE Center

Providing care to adolescents and adults with ASD can be especially difficult for families due to changes in the physical and emotional maturity of the individual with ASD, shifts in social roles, and shifts in family roles and relationships as parents age. Moreover, such difficulties often compound a long history of financial, social, and psychological stressors faced by these families. Of particular concern to families are problems faced by young adults with ASD as they transition out of the educational system.

This research study is a needs assessment in-person survey of 150-200 family caregivers of adolescents and young adults (16 to 30 yrs.) with ASD living in a mid-sized midwestern city (Cleveland, Ohio). Eligible participants must be the primary family caregiver (e.g., parent, grandparent, guardian) to an adolescent/young adult age 16 to 30 diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Contact Dr. Biegel if you are interested in participating.
Participants will receive a Visa gift card for their participation.


Name: Dr. David Biegel
Credentials: Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice and Professor of Psychiatry and Sociology
Phone: (216) 368-2308
Agency: Case Western Reserve University


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