I am a doctoral student at the University of Washington. My research interests, based upon my experience as a classroom teacher who had girls with high-functioning autism and Asperger's, are in expanding the research base for girls with HFA and Asperger's.
To begin with, I am conducting focus groups (by this I mean a one-time, approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hour time commitment) to talk about social skills for middle school girls and, in particular, how middle school and the social skills of middle schoolers affects girls with HFA and Asperger's.
I am looking for the following groups of individuals to participate in groups:
-Parents who have a middle school daughter (ages 10-15) who has a diagnosis of high-functioning autism and Asperger's
-Middle school girls who have a diagnosis of HFA or Asperger's
If you are interested in participating or have questions, please email me at [email protected]