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Anxiety and Dentists Study

Researchers from occupational therapy at the University of Minnesota are looking for adolescents aged 13 – 21 years, affected by autism, to participate in a study to see if virtual, interactive stories about going to dental visits are a feasible intervention for reducing anxiety associated with these visits.  Volunteers for the study must be able to verbalize their experiences in English, help create the interactive story, and consent to participate.  Parental consent is also required for youth under age 18 years.  Study participants will meet with researchers 3-4 times to develop the intervention and then to learn how it works. Contact researchers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (952) 836-4952 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (262) 443-7460 for more information.

Intervention to Increase Parental Supports

Seeking volunteers!

DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW:

Have an intellectual, developmental, and/or severe physical disability?

AND

Are a parent of at least one child (living with you) under the age of 18?
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If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study

 

Researchers at the University of Minnesota – School of Social Work have developed an intervention to assist parents with disabilities increase and enhance their supports for parenting.  We are seeking parents with disabilities who are interested in volunteering to test the effectiveness of the intervention.

Benefits of participating:

Receive a free intervention designed to increase and enhance supports for parenting. Two $25 Visa gift cards offered, one at completion of the initial intervention, and one after follow-up.

Potential risks:

Disclosure and discussion of sensitive information, such as disability status, functional limitations, and parenting.

PLEASE CONTACT:
Parent-Centered Support Intervention Project
612-624-2998
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The Social Communication Research Study

University researchers would like your help in investigating cell phone/social media use, social interaction styles, and attitudes towards change! If you are between the ages of 18-25, are enrolled in graduate or undergraduate studies, understand the English language, and use a cell phone or social media platforms, you qualify to participate in this brief (approximately 20-30 minutes) study. Your responses are confidential, and your participation is COMPLETELY voluntary. You may close your browser to end your participation at any time without penalty. 

To access the survey, please click on this link: https://uindy.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bqL2gOCzKgt05A9

And remember, another way to help this project (or similar projects) is to share the survey with your friends! We appreciate your help in advancing social science! 

 

Principal Investigator Name: Dr. Samantha Gray

Principal Investigator Telephone Number: 317-788-2053

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Individuals with Autism Pathways to Disclosure Study

Therapists at the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) are looking to increase mental health professionals’ knowledge and understanding of individuals’ experiences of disclosure of an autism diagnosis. Results will inform clinicians of the experiences of disclosure for individuals with autism
so that they can help clients determine advantages and disadvantages of disclosure.
If you have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and are at least 18 years of age, we are interested in hearing about your experiences. To participate in this study, please follow this link https://bit.ly/2nDzYF7. All responses are anonymous.
Responses due by Oct. 31, 2018.