ACCESS – Analyzing Communication Capabilities and Empowering Speech Support

What is the purpose of this research study?

    • To learn about patterns of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) use and access for individuals with autism including systems and intervention, barriers and facilitators, and impact and effectiveness.
    • Results from this study will inform advocacy, policy, and programmatic efforts to increase access to and effectiveness of AAC intervention by individuals with profound autism, leading to improved access to communication and overall quality of life.

Who Can Participate?

    • This survey will be sent out to CHLA patients with an autism diagnosis. 
    • Caregivers of children who are minimally verbal will be asked to complete the full survey.

What is involved?

    • Answering a short screening question and filling out a 20-minute online survey if eligible.