Thursday, September 1, 2011

Transition Research project


TEAAM thinks you may be interested in this study concerning individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and transition from high school into adulthood:

Dear Friends of TEAAM,

We are third year graduate students seeking a master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS and we would like to invite you to participate in our master’s research project. We will be investigating experiences and perceptions of persons caring for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) about their child’s transition from high school into adulthood. The study will be conducted in two phases: phase one will be a preliminary questionnaire sent via email to help select participants; phase two will consist of one- on-one interviews with caregivers who volunteer and are selected for this part of the study. The information submitted through email will be automatically collected on a secured-server website; at no time will participants be able to be identified by name. Participation in this study will be strictly voluntary and confidentiality will be maintained throughout.

We would like to thank you for your consideration in contributing to our research. We know that your time is valuable, but we hope that you will take a few minutes to complete our short survey by following the link provided below. In doing so, you will be contributing to research that may begin to expand our community’s knowledge surrounding the secondary transition experience for adolescents with an ASD.

Thank you so much for your support and, with your assistance, we look forward to gaining insight into this topic.


Kenley Smith, OTS Jade Bounds, OTS

Kristen Morton, OTS Kari Logan, OTS

Click HERE to complete this survey

P.O. Box 37
Mize, MS 39116
Phone: 601-782-9005
Toll Free: 1-866-993-2437

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