University of Windsor study seeks input from mothers of adult children (21+) with autism and an intellectual disability.

Ensemble has been asked to share an upcoming study being conducted at the University of Windsor, where they are seeking input from mothers of adult children who have autism and an intellectual disability. The details are included below.

Title of Study: Parenting an adult child with autism spectrum disorder: A qualitative examination of the lived experience.

We are looking for mothers of adult children (21 years of age or older) with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability. Preferably mothers who still currently live with their child and remain the primary caregiver.

The purpose of this study is to explore the lived experience of parenting an adult child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability, with the aim of creating a rich, authentic narrative that outlines positive outcomes, navigation of challenges, and future concerns.

You will be asked to complete two 1-hour interviews. The date and time of the interviews will be scheduled at your convenience. Interviews can be scheduled at (1) the Human Kinetics building at the University of Windsor, (2) Community Living Essex County’s resource centre, or (3) a place of your choosing. For participating in the study you will receive $20 for each interview you complete.  

Please contact Kirsten Penrose (email: penrose1@uwindsor.ca; cell: 519.564.7021) if you have any questions and/or are interested in participating.

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