The Autism Services Research Group at the University of Kentucky seeks to advance research that improves the quality of life of children, youth, and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
To improve outcomes, understanding the whole person is essential and collaboration between parents and caregivers, family members, teachers, and therapists is vital.
Our research involves the development and testing of interventions and the study of services and outcomes of interventions. We emphasize research that has direct implications for community based services, the shortage of trained professionals, and the need for interventions that have positive effects for all children using personalized treatment planning.
Our primary work in COMPASS helps address our goals. With NIH funding, we are developing and testing a training package to support COMPASS consultants in the schools. To learn more about being a COMPASS consultant, contact us.
With funding from the Institute of Education Science, we are beginning to help address the shortage of special educators. We are adapting and testing a special education teacher wellness and burnout intervention called BREATHE-EASE. We are in our final year, conducting a randomized controlled trial of our intervention.
We welcome you to explore our website and please feel free to contact us with any questions.