Participatory design of an autism community network to enhance community participation, health, and well-being

John Carroll, Jamika D. Burge, Scott Robertson, Mary Beth Rosson

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Abstract

We present a socio-technical design that illustrates how a community network health intervention can mobilize human resources across social boundaries, and enhance health and well-being for people on both sides of the boundary. We specifically address how to reduce the barriers to social engagement experienced by autistic individuals who want more supportive life opportunities. We focus on the social milieu of an American college town, on traditional town-gown boundaries, and on possibilities for integrating social resources within this context. Our design adopts community networking to not only connect autistic persons living within an existing social milieu (university undergraduates; local autistic children and their families), but also to integrate individuals across milieus. Our key design idea is that facilitating cross-milieu interactions can initiate and sustain a virtuous cycle of being helped by helping others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIHI'10 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium
Pages415-419
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Event1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium, IHI'10 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2010Nov 12 2010

Publication series

NameIHI'10 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium

Other

Other1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium, IHI'10
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period11/11/1011/12/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Carroll, J., Burge, J. D., Robertson, S., & Rosson, M. B. (2010). Participatory design of an autism community network to enhance community participation, health, and well-being. In IHI'10 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium (pp. 415-419). (IHI'10 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium). https://doi.org/10.1145/1882992.1883054