Partner Perceptions of Conversations with People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Location: Online Survey (Macquarie University, Australia)
Start Date: May 30th, 2017
End Date: May 30th, 2022

This study invites participants to complete a brief and anonymous survey on the perception of the conversational characteristics of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The way a person with ASD communicates may present challenges to the conversational partner. This study aims to identify if this is true and what difficulties you find the most problematic. The researchers hope that your participation in this survey may help them understand the conversational needs of people with ASD.

Survey Link



Anyone who is 16 years of age or older and has conversations with someone with an ASD diagnosis on a regular basis may complete this survey. Individuals who themselves have an ASD diagnosis and have conversations with others with ASD may also participate.

Contact Information

This study is being conducted by Mrs Ying Sng to meet the requirements of a Doctor of Philosophy degree under the supervision of A/Prof Mark Carter and A/Prof Jennifer Stephenson of the Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia. Individual contact details are provided below.

Ying Sng – email:, Tel: +61 2 9850 8691
Mark Carter – email:, Tel: +61 2 9850 7880
Jennifer Stephenson – email:, Tel: +61 2 9850 8694