Autism Spectrum Education, Research, and Training group
ASERT is located in the School Psychology area of the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Under the direction of Dr. Adam McCrimmon, the group consists of researchers, clinicians, and professionals interested in understanding autism and improving the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum.
We are currently conducting several research projects that may be of interest to individuals on the spectrum or their families. We also run the PEERS social intervention for teens and young adults. We are also interested in understanding how important aspects of functioning are related to resiliency in autistic individuals. Resiliency is the ability to overcome challenges in one's life and experience success. As many autistic individuals experience significant challenges in adapting to their environment, we believe that better understanding of those specific factors that can promote resilience and positive development in this population. For information about any of these projects, please click here.
We also provide professional services in the form of clinical assessment for autism to children, youth, or adults, as well as training to professionals who are seeking to learn how to conduct comprehensive, best-practice diagnostic assessments for autism. If you have any questions about our services, please contact Dr. Adam McCrimmon.