Autistic Middle School Students Needed for Classroom Strategy Development Study

Published: July 16th, 2019

Category: Uncategorized

Does your middle school-aged child have a diagnosis of autism? Do they struggle to stay on task in the classroom or at home during homework time? Maybe your child performs well academically but seems to struggle emotionally with the increased academic demands and complexity of middle school curriculum.
Researchers at the University of Florida Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering Department in collaboration with the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities are interested in interviewing your child about what it’s like to feel frustrated, lost, or stuck during class and homework. We are interested in exploring what common triggers for classroom and homework frustration might exist for autistic children so that future researchers can develop more effective classroom and homework strategies.
During the interview, we will also explore strategies for task management used by autistic adults in college and at work.
Interested families should contact Rua Williams ( to schedule a 1 hour appointment at the UF CARD office at East Campus in Gainesville, FL.
Participants must be enrolled to attend middle school for the 2019-2020 school year.
Participants will gain better insights into their own classroom experiences and learn new strategies and coping mechanisms they can try for themselves.
Study ID:IRB201901712 Date Approved: 7/5/2019