What is this research study about?
The study aims to better understand the experiences, stressors and health access needs of autistic adults who live in Melbourne, Victoria.
Why should I help?
The findings of this study will help clinicians, health service providers and researchers to develop more meaningful, appropriate and evidence-based interventions for autistic adults.
Who can take part?
You are invited to take part in this study if you are aged over 18, live in Melbourne and either:
- You have a clinical primary diagnosis of autism (including people with a diagnosis of Asperger’s); or
- You are primary caregiver of a person who is over the age of 18 living in Melbourne who has a clinical primary diagnosis of autism including people with a diagnosis of Asperger’s); or
- You work in the health sector with a person who is over the age of 18 living in Melbourne who has a clinical primary diagnosis of autism (including people with a diagnosis of Asperger’s).
Who is conducting this study?
This study is conducted by researchers at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne.
What will I be asked to do?
You will be asked to complete a number of surveys and invited to participate in a face-to-face interview.
When and where?
A convenient time/date can be arranged. The proposed location will be Swinburne University of Technology, or alternatively, a convenient mutual location can be arranged such as a local library.
To find out more about the study and register to participate please contact Shenae Calleja (PhD Candidate) or Associate Professor Rachael McDonald.
Please feel free to forward this information to others who might also be interested in participating.