Developing a diagnosis-specific training and treatment protocol for youth with autism spectrum disorder admitted to acute general psychiatry units.

Research Study

Upon admittance to the hospital, individuals with autism seeking psychiatric treatment often receive inadequate care, longer hospital stays, and barriers in communication. Sensory needs are rarely met and readmission rates for the same problem are higher than the general population. Through this research, we will be developing a staff training treatment protocol that can be implemented in the emergency department and general psychiatry units to help eliminate these disparities in care.

Our research lab at Indiana University is seeking to interview healthcare staff and administrators who have experience caring for individuals with autism in a psychiatric or emergency department setting. We are also interviewing parents of children with autism who have received treatment in the emergency department or psychiatric unit. For this study, eligible participants will be asked to complete a 45-minute zoom interview with someone on our team. Upon completion of the interview, a $25 Amazon gift card will be emailed to them directly.
Here is the link to determine eligibility:



Published on: May 24, 2021 at 13:46

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