Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
This study evaluated an inclusive extracurricular science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program for middle-school students on the spectrum cocreated by OTs, educators, and program developers. The program demonstrated positive outcomes on student engagement, executive functioning, social participation, and interests in STEM. The presentation will discuss the collaboration model for the program and strategies used to support the engagement of students on the spectrum.
Primary Author and Speaker: Yu-Lun Chen
Additional Authors and Speakers: Kavitha Murthi, Kristie Patten
Contributing Authors: Wendy Martin, Regan Vidiksis, and Ariana Riccio