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Looking for Participants: Understanding the public transport needs of young adults on the autism spectrum

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Please join this research study!

Understanding the public transport needs of young adults on the autism spectrum

What is this research about?

This study aims to find out about the public transport needs of young adults on the autism spectrum who live in or regularly travel in an Australian city. The findings will be used to develop an app and other resources to help young adults on the autism spectrum have better access to public transport.

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Who can take part?

You’re invited to join if you match any of the following:

  • I am a young adult who has been diagnosed with an autism-related condition* by a medical professional, I have finished my time at high school, I am aged under 30 years and I live in or travel in and around Sydney
  • I am a family member who cares for or supports a young adult who has been diagnosed with an autism-related condition* by a medical professional, has completed high school, is aged under 30 years and lives in or travels in and around Sydney
  • I am a support worker in paid employment providing support for one or more young adults on the autism spectrum who are aged 18 to 30 years who live in or travel in Sydney.

* For this study, an autism-related condition includes a diagnosis of either Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome or PDD-NOS.

 

Who is conducting this study?

This study is funded via the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC). Researchers from Aspect (Autism Spectrum Australia), Curtin University and Western Sydney University are working together on this study.

 

What will I be asked to do?

We will invite you to join a small discussion group led by a researcher.

Young adults on the autism spectrum can also choose to take part in an individual interview with a researcher. You can choose to do this either by phone, in a face-to-face meeting at a place that suits you, by email, or via online video, such as Skype. You are welcome to come with a support person.

A discussion group will take about 60 to 90 minutes. An interview will take about 45 minutes.

When you attend an interview or discussion group, you will be offered a $20 cash card to cover your cost of travel to meet with the researchers for this study.

 

When and where?

The discussion groups and interviews will be held at various venues across Sydney in September, October and November 2016.

To find out more & register to participate, click here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/autismpublictransport

or contact

Kaaren Haas, Autism Spectrum Australia

(02) 8868 8508

khaas@autismspectrum.org.au

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Thank you, your participation will help many young people on the spectrum!

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