Sunnyfield supports The Australian Longitudinal Study of Adults with Autism (ALSAA).

Sunnyfield supports The Australian Longitudinal Study of Adults with Autism (ALSAA).  Ethics approval has been granted by the University of NSW for this research to be conducted.

Are you a family member or carer of an adult with autism (with or without intellectual disability)?

HELP US HELP ADULTS WITH AUTISM

Researchers at UNSW Australia and Autism CRC are seeking volunteer research participants to learn about life in adulthood for people with autism

What is the study about?

We want to know what life is like for adults with autism as they get older.

You are suitable if:

You are a carer or a family member of an adult with autism (with or without intellectual disability)

You are an adult over the age of 25 and you have autism; OR

(Please note: If you do not have autism and would like to participate in this study, please also contact us as we are looking for participants to be involved as part of a neurotypical comparison group)

What would happen if I took part in the research project?

If you decide to take part you would:

Complete a questionnaire either online or via a paper copy.The questions will be about many aspects of life including mental and physical health, employment and other day occupations, behaviour, emotions, coping, memory, friendships and health service utilisation.

It might take 2 to 3 hours to finish, but you don’t have to do it all at once.Complete a second questionnaire about two years later if you want to.

Will I be paid to take part in the research project?

No, you will not be paid. However, you will be making a highly valuable contribution in furthering knowledge and contributing to work which aims to improve the lives of adults with autism

Register your interest with the research team through this short (2-4 minute survey) https://autismcrc.au1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1UoHxlKX4M0WRo1

If you would like more information please contact:

Kitty Foley or Jane Hwang

e: autismcrc@unsw.edu.au

p: (02) 9385 0620 / 9385 0623

www.autismcrc.com.au/adult-study

Autism CRC is the world’s first cooperative research effort focused on autism across the lifespan.