Services Research for Autism Spectrum Disorder across the Lifespan (ServASD): Pilot Research on Services for Transition-Age Youth

Submission Date: October 22, 2013

Award Ceiling: $225,000

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research to develop and pilot test strategies to assist transition-age youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families in planning for and smoothly transitioning into adult functioning and adult services. The ultimate goal is to develop a model for transition to adult supports and services that effectively: prevents lapses in services and supports; enhances functioning in work, education, social, familial, and other settings; maintains or improves health, safety, and quality of life; and/or reduces or maintains reductions in ASD-related symptoms. For the purposes of this FOA, "transition-age youth" refers to individuals with ASD who, within two years will age out of the services and supports delivered via K-12 education and other child/adolescent service systems. This definition is intended to encompass variability in the youth-to-adult transition period and to accommodate individual differences that may influence the nature and duration of the transition process.

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