Are you, or is someone you know, the parent of a child who meets ALL of the following criteria?

Has a diagnosis of high functioning autism spectrum disorder (HF-ASD), Asperger’s syndrome, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS

Plans to attend a post-secondary education setting such as a university or community college

Is a high school student

If so, we need the expertise of the child and parent

With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, 3C Institute is looking for individuals with high functioning autism spectrum disorders (HF-ASD), their parents, and educators to give us feedback on the current resources you are using to prepare for the PSE transition and feedback on our web-based program

If your child is eligible, and you and your child are chosen to participate in the study, you will be asked to:

Contact your child’s teacher or school provider about their participation in the study.

Complete online consent material.

Complete questionnaires two times (now and again in about 8 weeks) regarding your child’s motivation to pursue postsecondary education and his/her PSE-related skills. Both your child and the school provider will complete these questionnaires.

Answer questions regarding the tools, resources and practices that you use to help prepare your child for postsecondary education

If you and your child are interested in participating in this study, please click the link below to complete a short eligibility form:

Click here. 

 Participants (parents, students, and teachers) will receive between $70 and $150 for the completion of ALL study materials.  Participants will also receive access to a web-based program, PREP, aimed at helping students with ASD identify and develop skills to support their success in college.


If you are have questions about this study, please contact Kate Melillo at 919-677-0201 ext. 579 or