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Relationships, Employment, Autonomy, and Life Satisfaction (REALS) Study

May 2, 2022 - March 31, 2023

The REALS was developed in partnership with autistic adults in an effort to better inform policies and programs that support these individuals. There is currently much focus on school-aged autistic individuals with little focus on them during the transition to adulthood and after.

What are the goals of the study?

The purpose of this research study is to develop a new survey tool, known as the Relationships Employment Autonomy and Life Satisfaction (REALS) scale and increase understanding of adult autistic experiences

What will happen during the visit or online?

Online questionnaires, payment of $80 upon completion

How will this help families?

The REALS was developed in partnership with autistic adults in an effort to better inform policies and programs that support these individuals.

Eligibility Criteria

Autistic adult age 18+ or parent/caregiver of autistic adult age 18+, live in US, read English at 5th grade level or higher, access to Internet to complete online surveys.

View the study flyer here.

Contact Information

Katharine Zeglen, Project Coordinator – AFSstudy@upmc.edu

 

Research Study Website
REAACT Program University of Pittsburgh

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