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Camouflaging/masking among females on the autism spectrum

December 5, 2022 - March 25, 2023

We are conducting a study to better understand autistic girls and how/why autism characteristics are masked in high school. If you are the mother of a high school autistic female in inclusion for at least 80% of the school day, we would love to hear the perspectives of both you and your daughter via a virtual interview and questionnaire! Compensation is available for qualified participants. 

What are the goals of the study?

The goal of this study is to investigate high school aged autistic females who try and “mask” their autistic characteristics as they navigate through everyday high-school life.

What will happen during the visit or online?

An online questionnaire and a zoom interview.

How will this help families?

This study will help empower autistic females as the navigate their high school years.

Eligibility Criteria

Female, high school aged, 80% in transition classes, and their caregivers.

View the study flyer here.

Contact Information

Sarah Calhoun – sarah.a.calhoun@vanderbilt.edu

Research Study Website
Vanderbilt University

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