Jefferson announces study on autism in Black children

Jefferson University is looking for help in identifying Black and African American parents with children with autism for a funded study at Jefferson.

We are seeking to adapt an occupational therapy intervention to provide greater support and access to care for persons from under-represented minorities, who are often poorly represented in research and who often lack access to needed services.  In this project, we will adapt our occupational therapy intervention for Black and African American families of children with autism.  

We are asking parents to participate in an online focus group to speak with us about the challenges and supports that Black and African American families may experience when accessing occupational therapy services. Based on parents’ insight, our team will adapt our existing intervention manual. We will ask parents to review the adapted manual and provide feedback through an online survey. Parents will be compensated for participating in this study.

Families can call our office phone at 215-503-1446 or email our team.  We are also happy to answer any questions you or parents have about this project.