Happy. Healthy. Resilient. Thriving.
Research that supports autistic youth.
Young people learn, grow, and play in families, schools, and communities. Understanding relationships is critical for supporting and structuring these contexts so they foster resilience in autistic youth.
We partner with stakeholders to understand lived experience, set our research agenda, and utilize research to facilitate positive development. This process has led to projects on family mealtimes, sex education, and the transition to adulthood.
Our research is applied which means we are interested in research that can be used in everyday life.
Sarah L. Curtiss, Ph.D.
Sarah Curtiss is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Delaware and director of the Autism in Context Research Lab. Learn more about Dr. Curtiss on her departmental webpage.
More About Autism in Context
Our research has been published in scholarly journals and presented at conferences around the world.
Learn more about the community-based work we do with families, educators, and service agencies .
We are engaged with the autism community to share ideas and expertise. We’d love to hear from you!