Evidence-based Practices for Interventions to Improve the Health and Well-being of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

ID Number 13-0306

Principal Investigator(s)
Alexander Kolevzon

Department(s) or Division(s)
Psychiatry

Description

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of Family Peer Advocates to improve the health and well-being of children with autism spectrum disorders.  The goal of the proposed study is to expand the resources available to families within the autism spectrum disorder service systems, with a focus on helping African-American and Latino caregivers understand autism and available treatment options, decrease obstacles in service use, collaborate with service providers and actively pursue treatment goals at home. Subjects who meet inclusion criteria will be randomized to be paired with an FPA or receive a needs assessment, and will complete questionnaires at 3 time points over a 6-month period.



Contact Information
Jesslyn Jamison
(212) 241-7098
jesslyn.jamison@mssm.edu

Recruiting Patients: Yes