Call For Participants: Determining Priorities For Research In London Ontario

Members of LAST are conducting research into Autistic adults perspectives on autism research. The study is titled: “Determining Community Priorities for Participatory Research With Autistic Adults in London Ontario”. It is seeking to determine what priorities are for future research involving Autistic adults from London, and how research can be made more accessible for our community. It will involve two semi-structured interviews and a series of 5-6 focus groups, all conducted online. There is also the possibility of independent, at home, activities. Participants can choose which of the study activities they want to be part of. The Zoom platform will be used to conduct the focus groups.

Do you want to have your voice heard in Autism Research? Researchers in Anthropology and Disability Studies are interested in working with Autistic adults to develop innovative and accessible, Community Based Participatory Research. What is involved? The researchers will contact you to discuss the study and any accommodations you may need. The study will take place in the late summer and early fall between August 31 and November 13. The study itself will involve: Two 30-120 minute interviews via Zoom, text or phone and five or six focus group sessions that are expected to take between 2 and 3 hours. Participation in this study is coluntary and you will be free to discontinue participation if you do not wish to continue with the study. Researchers will endeavour to accommodate sensory and communication needs. Who Can Participate? We are looking for participants who: Are over the age of 18, Live in London Ontario, Have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, or self-identify as Autistic. If you are interested in participating: Please contact: Jacky Ellis at Participants will receive a gift card as compensation for their time. Western University Canada.

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  1. Reblogged this on This Is Not An Image Of Loss and commented:

    I’m beginning recruitment for my first study outside of coursework. I keep being surprised by the realization that this is real, I’m really working as an anthropologist, and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. Re-working this study to be online rather than in person has also added a whole other layer. It was easy to stay motivated when I started my graduate studies when I was spending at least one night a week with friends in the local Autistic community. Looking forward to fieldwork then felt both meaningful and easy. Now that everything is on-line there is a sense of unreality about it.


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