My name is Sophie Manevich and I am a fourth-year graduate student in La Salle University’s Clinical Psychology doctoral program. I am currently recruiting adults on the autism spectrum to participate in a research study which focuses on quality of life and social behaviors. Please consider distributing this to autistic adults who you work with, or anyone else you know who might be eligible and interested.
To be eligible to participate, participants must
• Be diagnosed by a healthcare professional with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
• Be 18 years old or older
• Be able to read and respond to questions in English
• Be able to fill out the questions independently
• Reside in the United States
This IRB-approved online survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Participation in this study is completely voluntary, responses will be confidential, and participants have the right to stop participation at any time. Participants may experience discomfort with some of the questions in this study. Contact information for crisis services will be provided before and after the survey in the case participants would like someone to speak to about their feelings. In addition, participants can choose to enter a raffle to win one of five $25 gift cards upon completion of the survey.
To participate, please use this anonymous link: https://lasalle.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9YQDFTCRWMU3iGp
If you have questions concerning this study, please email the primary investigator, Sophie Manevich at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the faculty advisor of the project, Dr. Hilary Kratz, at email@example.com.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your rights as a research participant or any complaints about the study, please contact the office of the IRB at 215-991-2728or IRB@lasalle.edu. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) of La Salle University is responsible for protecting individuals participating in this research project.