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Factors Affecting Disclosure of an Autism Diagnosis in Different Settings

Please read the below information regarding research that you may wish to participate in;

Katie Togher as part of her Major Research Project in the University of Limerick, is carrying out a study on the factors affecting how likely autistic adults in Ireland are to disclose their diagnosis in different settings.

The study aims to find out how things like stigma and autistic identity affect autistic people’s likelihood of disclosing their diagnosis in different settings such as in social situations, with family, in educational settings and in the workplace.

Autistic people aged 18 and over can take part in this study.

If you choose to take part in this study you will be asked to complete an online survey. The survey will take roughly 20 minutes to complete. It will include some questions regarding your age, gender, age at diagnosis and if you have any other diagnoses. You will be asked four questions about how likely you are to disclose your Autism diagnosis in each of the following settings: social settings, with your family, in educational settings and in the workplace. There will also be four questionnaires, these questionnaires will be on the topics of stigma, autistic identity and coping strategies.

Participation in this study is voluntary and you can choose not to take part or to stop your involvement in this study at any time.

If you wish to take part in this research please click on the following link: