JFK Partners at the University of Colorado is conducting a study on the benefits of natural environments on the well-being of children with Autism.
Participation involves taking two 20 minute walks on two different days: Day 1) Walk on a tree-canopied trail; Day 2) Walk on a treadmill. Before and after the walks, children will also provide cortisol samples through spit collection and take memory/attention tests. These walks will take place at Happy Dog Ranch in Littleton, CO. Ranch staff will take your child on both walks.
Total study time for you and your child will take around 4 hours. Approximately 20-30 minutes will be required of caretakers to fill out forms and questionnaires.