SPARC Project: Supporting Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Communication
The Notre Dame SPARC Project is a program designed to support effective communication and strengthen relationships in families that include a child with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (IDD). In particular, the SPARC Project is geared toward supporting parents and typically developing adolescent siblings of individuals with IDD by promoting effective communication and conflict resoluation between couples and also between parents and their typically developing children. The goal of the study is to evaluate how best to support parents and typically developing siblings of individuals with IDD by improving communication and strengthening family relationships.
The Notre Dame SPARC Project is actively recruiting participants in South Bend and Ft. Wayne, IN and the surrounding areas. Eligible pariticipants are families that include fathers and mothers who are married or living together in the same home with a typically developing child between the ages of 11 and 17 years old, and a child of any age who has been diagnosed with any type of intellectual and/or developmental disability. Paritcipating families will be invited to visit one of our centers (in South Bend or Ft. Wayne) several times over the course of one year. Families could earn up to $310 for their paritcipation over the course of one year, and free childcare is provided at all visits by team members who are trained to work with individuals with IDD.
Interested families can call Jessica at 574-631-6009 or email us at email@example.com for more information.
College Students on the Spectrum
College Students on the Spectrum is currently recruiting adults on the autism spectrum that are currently attending or have attended in the past a four-year college or university. We are looking for ways to better support those with ASD in achieving their goal of completing a bachelor’s degree in their chosen field. Participants do not need to have finished a degree, only to have attended a four-year college or university for at least 1 semester. Participants will earn $50 for their time and effort by participating in this focus group. If you or someone you know qualifies for this study and you are interested in participating, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
***If you do not qualify for any of these studies, but are still interested in participating in future research, feel free to contact us at email@example.com. We will put you in our database and contact you with future studies that might interest you.