Participate in our studies:Healthcare Study 3
Fall 2013 - Critical autism studies book includes a chapter by D. Raymaker and C. Nicolaidis entitled "Participatory research with autistic communities: Shifting the system." publisher's site
Summer 2013 - Partnering Project completed data collection; K. McDonald and D. Raymaker presented on the project at the AAIDD annual meeting.
March. 2013 - AASPIRE received a favorable editorial about the healthcare disparities paper, written by D. Mandell.
Healthcare Toolkit – We finished the two of three studies to build and try out an interactive healthcare toolkit, and are starting on the third study. We still need lots more adults on the autism spectrum and supporters to take part. Please see the Toolkit Flier if you're interested in participating.
Healthcare Survey – We completed our survey comparing the healthcare experiences of autistic and non-autistic Internet users. The survey, unfortunately, confirmed our fears that adults on the autism spectrum experience important disparities in healthcare. View the press release, download the paper (PDF, ~220Kb).
Internet Use, Community, and Well-Being Study – We completed data collection and are currently analyzing responses from a survey to better understand the relationship between Autistic identity, sense of community, and well-being in autistic and non-autistic adults.
Partnering with People with Developmental Disabilities to Address Violence and Health – We have been collaborating with researchers in Montana to look at the relationship between lifetime violence victimization and health in people with developmental disabilities. We're currently collecting data.