Mealtime Experiences Study/Food Selectivity in Transition-Age Youth with ASD Research

Research Study

The Mealtime Experiences research study is a new project at the E.K. Shriver Center at UMass Medical School. The purpose of the study is to learn directly from youth (18-23 yrs.) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism, Asperger’s, or PDD-NOS) who dislike a lot of foods or eat fewer foods than most people their age and whether their food preferences have an impact on family, peers, or other social relationships and situations.

Participants must be their own guardian, be able to fill out an online questionnaire independently, and be able to give detailed descriptions of their experiences in during an interview. The interview may be done in person or online. The study was developed with input from an individual with ASD, several family members, and clinicians who work with people with ASD.

More information is available at our website

Phone: Lucy Lorin, Research Coordinator, 774-455-4019