For Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The goal of this action letter is to join together in asking for a mandate for access to services supporting the transition from school to the community for adults with ASD.
Le but de cette lettre de mobilisation est de nous regrouper pour demander que l’offre de services de soutien de transition de l’école à la vie active pour les adultes ayant un TSA devienne obligatoire.
Please help us in gathering signatures for the action letter!
With funding from the Max Bell Foundation we developed the curriculum for a small-group format transition service for adults with ASD, as a demonstration model and to examine the efficacy of such supports. The curriculum was guided by participants’ self-expressed needs in the domains of social communication, self-determination (e.g., independence) and working with others. Between 2013 and 2015 we conducted an intervention study where 34 participants were randomized to take part in the intervention immediately or to a delayed intervention control group. The study is registered on ClinicalTrials.gov (Identifier: NCT02439671) with full results forthcoming. We are happy to share the manual of our curriculum, currently in English, with educators, practitioners and service providers.
Aparna Nadig, Associate Professor
The Psychology of Pragmatics Lab
McGill School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
2001 McGill College, Suite 800
Montreal, QC H3A 1G1
Tara Flanagan, Associate Professor
Social Policy, Advocacy, Research, Community (SPARC)
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
3700 McTavish Street, MTL, QC, H3A 1Y2
Do you have a question or comment? You can reach us at Transition.Program.ASD@gmail.com