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An Exploration of the Mental Health & Quality of Life of Latinx Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Symptomatology

August 22, 2022 - December 2022

This study is an attempts to learn more about the specific social and cultural factors impacting the mental health and quality of life of Latinx young adults. This transition age from childhood to adulthood comes with various changes and currently there is still limited information on how to support these community members. This research study aims to learning from individuals themselves to understand current strengths and challenges.

What are the goals of the study?

A study with Arizona State University has begun recruitment of Latinx young adults (ages 18-29) with autism symptomology (official diagnosis is not needed). The study aims to explore the mental health and quality of life and their unique experiences through one-on-one virtual interviews. Participants will get $35 gift card compensation per interview. Link and QR are available on the attached flyer. Participants who’s primary language is Spanish are also welcome to enroll through the same link.

What will happen during the visit or online?

Interested participants will first need to complete the initial survey at https://tinyurl.com/LatinxAutism. This survey will ask the potential participant to provide their preferred contact information to be able to follow up to schedule the one-on-one interview. The interview will be largely survey-based and facilitated by me, Marisol since it is a little longer. Most interviews are expected to last less than an hour.

How will this help families?

This study hopes to capture information regarding the impact the social environment (from family to friends, to service providers or otherwise) makes on these Latinx young adults with autism symptomology. By better understanding their perspectives and experiences, together we can learn to identify what services or supports need to continue or which of them may need improvement.

Eligibility Criteria

Do you identify as Latinx/Latina/Latino/Latine/Hispanic? Are you experiencing autism symptoms? Are you between the ages of 18 -29 years of age? And do you live in the United States? If you answered “yes” to all these questions, you are invited to participate in this research study!

View study flyer here.

Contact Information

Marisol Marroquin – jmmarroq@asu.edu

 

Research Study Website
Arizona State University- School of Social Worker

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