The Australian Longitudinal Study of Adults with Autism (ALSAA)
Thank you to everyone who has completed their questionnaires! We look forward to receiving everyone else's completed questionnaires soon. We now have 98 completed questionnaires from autistic adults and we are waiting on another 65. We have 49 completed from carers/support people (waiting on 42) and 18 about adults with autism and intellectual disability and we are waiting on another 13.
As always, if you have any questions, or need any help, please email (http://email@example.com
) or phone us (02) 9385 0620. We are still looking for more participants, so please refer your family and friends! Here is the link for anyone who may like to express their interest in participating in this research https://autismcrc.au1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1UoHxlKX4M0WRo1
World Autism Awareness Day Event to be held in Sydney - Autism MeetUp
Come and meet the people at UNSW who focus on autism with their research on Saturday the 2nd April 2016 (including the ALSAA Research Team). We extend our invitation to autistic adults, families, friends, support people, other researchers, health professionals, students, teachers and anyone who is interested to learn more about research in the field of autism.
Autism MeetUp: 11.00am – 3.00pm
UNSW Art & Design, Paddington Campus
Cnr. Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington NSW 2021
This is a free event
A free BBQ will also be available at the Autism MeetUp. For catering purposes, would you please RSVP via this link: http://tiny.cc/autismmeetup
For more information please visit our Autism MeetUp website http://www.autismmeetup.org/
Job opportunity in research for an autistic person - Sydney
ASPECT are looking for an autistic adult to join their team. See further information regarding this role here: http://autismspectrum.applynow.net.au/jobs/ni/ASPECT278-research-assistant-autism-specific-research-project-aspect-practice
Research update: Ageing well as an autistic adult in Australia
Jane Hwang is now one year into her studies which is based around the topic ‘Ageing well’ as an autistic adult in Australia. Ageing well refers to having good overall health and wellbeing in all areas of one’s life, as they get older. She has now completed 15 interviews with autistic adults and 7 interviews with carers of autistic adults in Australia (thank you to all who took part!). Participants in the interviews were of all ages, from 26 years to 80 years old, and from all parts of Australia. As her interviews finish up, the next step will be to explore the gathered information in more depth, to find out the key themes and ideas which which are important to the meaning and experience of ageing well for autistic adults in Australia.
As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.
Kitty, Jane and Julian
The ALSAA Research Team