Aspergers Victoria regularly receives requests from researchers to advertise opportunities for our members to be involved in research projects.
Listed below are current projects. Please ensure you check out the requirements carefully before deciding to be involved.
If you have a research study that is relevant to what we do and which may be appropriate for us to publicise on our website, please send an email to the Research Requests Co-ordinator with a copy of the research project that you want publicised through us, together with a short summary of the research project and a copy of the ethics approval associated with the research. We will consider your request and respond to you as soon as possible.
We would also appreciate you forwarding us the report or summary at the end of your project, so we may inform our members of the outcome of the research projects they may participate in.
Do you have a 13-14 year old?
We’d love you to get involved in our
Autism Sibs Study!
How can we foster the well-being of sibs?
Research Study by: Laura Green & Susana Gavidia-Payne
This study will assist Laura to:
Understand and identify the concerns of siblings
Explore factors affecting the adjustment of siblings
Track the experience of sibs across their lifespan
This study is part of a PhD project investigating the quality of life and adjustment of siblings of individuals with autism. With the results of the data that we collect from you, sibling support programs will be able to be developed.
If you have a child with autism 3-25 years of age who has a typically developing sibling who is 13-14 years old, we would be very grateful if you participate in this study. It involves a simple questionnaire for yourself and your teen to complete which should take you approximately one hour each. This questionnaire will ask questions about your child’s satisfaction with life, the accommodations the family makes, and emotional and physical responses to life stress.
Four families will also win $50 iTunes vouchers; by agreeing to participate in the study you are entering this raffle!
Finally, develop strategies for ensuring the well-being of sibs.
You can agree to participate via email: email@example.com or phone: 0400 679 353
*Laura Green is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and a PhD candidate at RMIT University, Bundoora. She is a qualified Applied Behavioural Analysis therapist with experience conducting ABA and PRT early intervention therapy forchildren with autism as well as anger management and emotion regulation programs for siblings.