Date: 22/11/2017

Now Recruiting Girls Aged 13 to 15 years With and Without Autism Attending a Mainstream School in Northern Ireland

Sheila Cross, the Research Projects Manager at Middletown Centre for Autism, is currently recruiting girls aged 13-15 years with and without autism to take part in a research study in fulfilment of her Masters in Autism from the University of Strathclyde.

The purpose of the study is to explore the peer experiences of girls aged 13 to 15 years old in comparison to their peers who do not have autism and who also attend a single or mixed gender school in Northern Ireland.  

What are the benefits of the research? The data analysed from this study will be used to gain a richer understanding of the experiences of girls with and without autism within the mainstream  school setting, as well as helping to gain an understanding of their similarities and differences and how best to support girls with autism within the school environment.

You and your daughter are invited to register your interest in this new research study which involves participants completing short surveys and taking part in an online discussion group over a period of four weeks.  Please note that the safety of all participants will be upheld throughout the study.

If you are a parent/caregiver of a girl aged 13-15 years with or without autism and are from Northern Ireland and would like to find out more information about this research or to register your interest please contact Sheila  for an information pack (See details within the Attached Recruitment Flier).

Or, if you are a professional within a mainstream school in Northern Ireland and would like to find out more information on how your school can help with the recruitment process for this study i.e. by identifying and distributing information to girls with or without autism aged 13 to 15 years within your school, please contact Sheila  for an information pack (See details within the Attached Recruitment Flier).

Downloadable Information Packs

Please click below to download an Information Pack for Parents/Caregivers

Letter of Invitation to Parents / Caregivers Downloadable

Participants Information Sheet for Parents / Caregivers 

Screening Questionaire for Parents or Caregivers

Consent Form for Parents or Caregivers

Please click below to download an Information Pack for Girls aged 13 to 15 years with and without autism

Participants Information Sheet for Girls

Online Discussion Group Information Sheet for Girls

Consent Form for Girls aged 13-15 years

Registration extended until 15 December 2017.