There is extensive research on childhood ASD and adult ASD, but there is little research that explores the affects ASD has on adult’s work life and mental health. It is important for us to research these topics so we can be aware of the experiences of adults with ASD in the workplace and hopefully gain insight into how we can improve their experience with the hopes of forming a more inclusive community.
What are the goals of the study?
The aim of this study is to assess the relationships between mental health, work-life balance, and job satisfaction among employed U.S. adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We hypothesize that mental health will be positively associated with both work/life balance and job satisfaction among adults with ASD. We will also explore whether ASD severity moderates these associations.
What will happen during the visit or online?
Participants will be asked to complete an anonymous online survey that asks about individual characteristics, health status, employment experiences, and experiences living with ASD.
How will this help families?
Families affected by autism will be provided with a clearer picture of what it looks like for their family member to juggle balancing their work and outside life, along with how this affects their mental health and overall satisfaction.