The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program is seeking to
hire several parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing for
their Guide-by-Your-Side Program.
If you would like to apply or if you would like to recommend someone
for these positions, please contact Kylie Sharp, Parent Consultant
for the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program at:
email@example.com Phone: (517) 335 8273; Voice/VP Fax: (517)
335-8036 or 109 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933. For
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Below are two research studies that are currently looking for
A study looking for adolescents and young adults in
the MD/greater Washington, DC area.
A study asking parents of children with autism to
help by completing an online survey related to child safety.
Both sponsoring organizations and the researchers are reputable and
supported by OAR. If you are interested, please use the contact
ARE YOU OR DO YOU HAVE A
TEEN WITH HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISM OR ASPERGER SYNDROME? DO YOU WANT
HELP PREPARING FOR COLLEGE?
What is this project?
Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH),
Supporting Transition in Vocation and Education (STRIVE) is an
innovative, skill-building resource designed specifically for
late adolescents and young adults ages 16 to 21 with Asperger
syndrome (AS) or high functioning autism (HFA) as they
transition from high school to postsecondary education or work.
Three 90-minute STRIVE group sessions are being tested in July
and August 2008 to determine the effectiveness and
appropriateness of the curriculum and to gather feedback about
its format and content.
Participants are also being recruited nationally for our control
What will I have to do?
If you participate in this evaluation, you will be asked to do one
or both of the following:
Attend three 90-minute STRIVE sessions in a group with
approximately eight other teens/young adults with HFA/AS.
Complete a few brief surveys about your knowledge about how to
make decisions concerning college and how to apply to college.
When are the sessions?
The three 90-minute sessions will be scheduled in July and
August 2008 according to the participants schedules/preferences.
Note: participants in the control group will not attend the
Where will the sessions be held?
The STRIVE sessions will be held in Rockville and/or Silver
Spring , MD.
Who is eligible to participate?
Eligible participants include adolescents and young adults ages
16 to 21 with AS/HFA who are considering pursuing postsecondary
education (college, university, vocational/trade school, etc.).
Will I receive anything for participating?
Participants will receive $25 per session attended or $25 for
completing two sets of brief questionnaires. All participants
(even those not attending sessions) will receive either a
printed or electronic workbook to aid in the college application
How do I sign up?
Contact Tina Thomas (240) 645-1121 or
reserve your spot. Spaces will be filled on a first-come,
first-served basis, so contact us today if you are interested in
UNDERSTANDING CHILD SAFETY
AND INJURY RISK STARTS WITH THOSE WHO KNOW CHILDREN BEST
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
unintentional injuries are the number one cause of death for
children over the age of one in the United States. Safety issues for
children are of great concern for schools and families.
We are conducting a research study to collect information from
parent and teacher perspectives regarding child safety, to increase
the understanding of the safety needs of chidlren. The main focus of
this study is to examine the information to determine what safety
risks are of greatest concern in each setting. The goal of this
research project is to improve preventive methods for child safety.
If you would like to assist us by participating in our study, please
visit our website at:
http://icd.binghamton.edu. Click on the link for the Child
Safety Survey. Further details will be available on the webpage.
This project is funded by the Institute for Child Development.
Rachel Straub, B.A., Project Coordinator
Raymond G. Romanczyk, Director
Institute for Child Development