Failure to Launch: Perceptions of Young Adults With ASD and Their Parents Regarding Meaningful Employment and Independent Living

Research Study

You are invited to participate in a research paper titled “Failure to Launch” designed to explore the perceptions of young adults with Asperger’s Disorder (AD) or High Functioning Autism (HFA), and their parents, regarding meaningful employment and independent living after high school or post- secondary education.

This study is being conducted as part of a master’s thesis for Michelle Hohmann from Azusa
Pacific University and has been approved by the Azusa Pacific University Institutional Review Board (IRB). The surveys consist of 42-44 questions and should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. Your replies will be anonymous unless you agree to share your information for further contact and additional questioning. As a thank you for participation, you can opt to be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. The recipient will be chosen at random from all participants who opt to enter the drawing, once the survey closes. If you would like to opt in, please complete the form at the end of the survey. There is no obligation to opt in and your information will not be used in any way other than for your participation in the drawing.

If you are a young adult (18 or older) with AD or HFA, please complete the survey at this link:

If you are the parent of a young adult with AD or HFA, please complete the survey at this link:

Your input and participation are greatly appreciated! If you need more information please contact:
Michelle Hohmann, Master’s Candidate