SAFE: Social distancing and advocacy for personal protective equipment and employment

This study is looking at developing a training intervention called The SAFE Program for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) that targets behaviors to increase safety and prevention of airborne diseases such as COVID-19 in the workplace.  The SAFE program will provide training in an easily understood format for those with ASD and/or IDD.  It will focus on teaching specific behaviors to  reduce the risk of acquiring and transmitting COVID-19 and other airborne diseases.  Training will be provided by a Peer Support Specialist with lived experience of ASD and/or IDD. 

Currently gathering info by survey on what people know about peer support and about COVID-19.

What are the Eligibility Criteria?

  • 18+ years
  • Autism or intellectual/developmental disability diagnosis
  • Currently working or actively searching for a job at least 5 hours a week? (Paid, intern or volunteer)

What are participants asked to do?

Complete an online survey about what adults with ASD and or IDD know about peer support and about COVID-19.

‚ÄčIs there payment for participation?

Temple researchers will provide participants with $20 gift card as a thank you after the survey is complete.