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Shining a light on the world of autism: research volunteers required

News Page 19th December 2019

University researchers want to talk with people with autism to better understand how they develop into adults and how their carers experience the diagnostic process.

The research is being carried out by two postgraduate students in the University of Northampton’s Psychology department.

Michelle Chituwa Salasini is looking into autistic adults’ experiences of childhood, how they transitioned into being adults and what their experiences of that were, for instance how it felt being a teenager growing up, whether they had support at that time and if this was appropriate and sufficient.

Michelle is looking to conduct interviews with people from across England for an hour max and these can be conducted either face to face, on Skype or over the phone.

Those who are interested in taking part should contact Michelle by email or call on 07904 606 108

Her peer Rebecca Murray is conducting separate research that is looking at the experiences of parents and carers of children with autism.

Rebecca is looking to interview parents or carers of autistic children (between two and a half and 16 years of age) who have been diagnosed with ASD within the last three years, or who are currently going through that process.

If you are interested in having a conversation with Rebecca about this, contact her by email or phone:; 07759 643 315.

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