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Friday, December 4 • 9:20am - 10:10am
Perceived Benefits of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on QOL for Youth with Autism LIMITED

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This exploratory study aims to describe the perceived benefits of therapeutic horseback riding (THR) on quality of life (QoL) outcomes for youth with autism, comparing and contrasting the experience from the youth and parent perspective. In particular, em OBJECTIVES: 1. Participants will gain a basic understanding of therapeutic horseback riding. 2. Participants will learn how youth with autism describe their experiences with therapeutic horseback riding. 3. Participants will learn about parent and youth perspectives of the impact on overall quality of life as a result of participation in therapeutic horseback riding; and will identify the similarities and differences between perspectives of the parent/child dyad. IMPORTANCE: TRANSLATE TOPIC INTO IMPROVED OUTCOMES:=Y2

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Julie Christensen

Director of Employment Programs, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities
Julie J. Christensen, PhD, LMSW, is the Director of Employment Programs at Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities (SCDD), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Christensen is the Project Director... Read More →

Friday December 4, 2015 9:20am - 10:10am PST
Columbia 1402 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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