The transition from school to adult life for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families is one of the most difficult periods to traverse. Services and support are fragmented, and this stage of life for individuals with an ASD remains poorly coordinated and poorly researched. Researchers from the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre the Autism Cooperative Research Centre (Autism CRC) are together conducting the longitudinal study, a unique profile of school leavers with Autism.
For this purpose, OTARC would like to invite adolescents and adults (with or without an ASD) who are in their final years of school, or first years post-school (aged 15-25), to participate in a longitudinal study. We are also inviting parents or guardians of these students to be involved.
What is this research study about?
The main aim of this study is to better understand the process of transitioning from school to adult life for Australian students with an ASD and their families.
We would also like to understand how students who DO NOT have an ASD transition from school to adult life, in order to understand the unique ASD profiles and issues associated with this period.
Who can take part?
- Students with an ASD, finishing school or in their first years post-school
- Students without an Autism Spectrum condition finishing school or in their first years post-school
- A parent/guardian of one of the above young
To find out more about the study and register to participate contact
Dr Mirko Uljarevic or Ms Ru Ying Cai
Or you can follow these two links:
Please feel free to forward this information to others who might also be interested in participating.