Maya Mosner, a Clinical Psychology graduate student, is a recipient of the 2015 Autism Science Foundation Accelerator Grant.
The Autism Science Foundation offers Research Accelerator Grants to expand the scope, increase the efficiency, and improve the final product dissemination of active autism research grants. These grants are available to enhance, expand, or enrich currently-funded grants.
Maya won for her project, “Using Alternative Data Collection to Evaluate the Effects of Social Skills Treatment.” The ASF Accelerator Grant will allow Maya to collect information from adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using “experience sampling,” a method that allows individuals to report back multiple times during the day in contexts in which they live, work, or function. Data will be collected before and after a 8-week long social skills training to collect data about feelings and emotions during social and nonsocial situations. This project will help to improve studies that investigate interventions where context and setting are important.