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Autistic Adults and Other Stakeholders Engage Together – Suicide Prevention (AASET-SP)

The Safety Planning Intervention (SPI) has been shown to be effective in non-autistic groups. However, limited research has been done on the effectiveness of this intervention for autistic individuals specifically. In collaboration with autistic adolescents and adults, caregivers, and clinicians, the study researchers have adapted the SPI and tailored it to the unique needs of autistic individuals.

The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness, feasibility, and acceptability of two suicide prevention strategies tailored for autistic individuals: the Safety Planning Intervention tailored for Autistic individuals (SPI-A) and SPI-A plus structured follow-up contacts (SPI-A+).

Learn more about the study and why we are doing it.

Study Recruitment Sites

We are recruiting from clinics at four healthcare systems:

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Kennedy Krieger Institute: Unlocking Potential
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Nationwide Children's: When your child needs a hospital, everything matters
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
University of the North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Disclaimer about Language: This team uses identity-first language (e.g., autistic person). It is the preference of our autistic partners.