The last four decades has seen a substantial amount of research that has advanced our understanding of autism. However, there is still a large gap in knowledge about what happens when children with autism reach adolescence and adulthood.
A valuable resource in Western Australia is the WA Autism Register, which was started in 1999. Data were collected at the time of diagnosis, including diagnostic information, parental consent for their child’s details to be used, and also an opportunity for parents to agree to be contacted in the future about new research projects.
We are now seeking to make another important advance by recontacting individuals on the Autism Register who gave their contact details at the time of their child’s diagnosis. Our aim is to see how children have changed since they were diagnosed, and understand their achievements and challenges over time.
We hope that this research will help inform how we can help individuals on the autism spectrum reach their full potential.
Participants will be financially renumerated for their time participating in this project.
For more information about this project click here to download the information booklet-