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

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 (SPI-A+).

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. We are seeking to learn more about the effectiveness, feasibility, and acceptability of these tailored interventions (the SPI-A and SPI-A+) in preventing suicide among autistic youth, ages 15-24.

Study Sites
Recruitment will occur at four healthcare systems: