My name is Jackie Lorrainne and I am a doctoral candidate in the Ed.D. program in Higher Education Leadership at Maryville University. I am conducting a research study to explore perceptions, experiences, and self-efficacy of African American college students with autism. The participants for the study will include current or former college students who are at least 18 years old, identify as African-American, have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, and have a parent/guardian willing to participate in the study. The interviews will be approximately 60 minutes in length and include questions about the student’s ecosystem, the lived experience in many settings, their identity, and experiences with college disability services.
Once potential participants are identified, I will request written consent and permission to record the interview to document the information accurately. Participants would be free to suspend the recording or the interview at any time. All responses will remain confidential as no real names will be used in writing the results. However, themes that emerge from the data will be shared with my faculty advisor and doctoral cohort, and a manuscript will be submitted to a journal for publication.
There is a $25.00 incentive for each participant.
Feel free to contact me with questions by telephone or e-mail.