UCL Research Study: Autistic adults’ childhood experiences of discussing autism within their households

“We would like to invite you to take part in an international research project about autistic adults’ childhood experiences of discussing autism within their households. This research is for autistic adults who were formally diagnosed when they were children (under the age of 18 years).

Who is involved in this project?
This research is being lead by Caryn van Schie who is a student at UCL Institute of Education. Caryn is supervised by Laura Crane from the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE). Caryn and Laura are also collaborating with Rosie Cope, Kyle Waterston, and Hannah de Chalain who are autistic advisors on the project.

How would I take part in this project?
If you decide to take part, we will ask you to complete a survey. You may complete the survey independently or with accommodations for communication. In the survey we will ask you about your childhood experiences of discussing autism within your household and your opinions on what might be helpful for newly diagnosed autistic children.

What happens to the results of the research?
We hope that the results of this research will be used to help us to inform parents on how to understand both supportive and challenging interactions when talking about autism with their autistic children. The results will be written as a dissertation and we also hope to publish the results more widely in a report and in a peer-reviewed academic journal.”

To read more or to participate, visit: https://uclioe.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eVeYqxa4Eazj6HI?fbclid=IwAR0MxvHZK0dRIycXU20E8BTa1_E8RVgqMRblirty5Tp0z_eY_4jthoBREkY