Participants sought for research entitled: Giving Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome a Voice: Identifying with AS and what the proposed removal of AS in the DSM V means to me.
“I am Laura Brougham a student studying a Master’s degree in autism at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland), and in the context of my studies I am conducting a research project into how adults with AS identify with this diagnosis and their opinions of the proposed removal of AS from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-5 (DSM-5).
If you are an adult with an Asperger’s Syndrome (age 18 or over), I am interested in how you describe your identification with this diagnosis and what the proposed removal of this diagnosis from the DSM-5 means to you.
Your participation in this study will help to give a voice to people with AS with regard to what the diagnosis means and provide an insight into what the implications of the removal of AS might mean to the AS population.
If you wish to take part in this study you will be asked to answer an online questionnaire. Your consent will be deemed to be given when you submit the online questionnaire. It should take about 20 minutes to complete the questionnaire, but you may want to take longer by giving longer responses.
Before completing the questionnaire, I would ask you to read the participant information sheet which includes details of the study. This includes details and reassurance about how the study will use the information you provide in a confidential manner.
Taking part in the Study:
If you are interested in finding out more about the study and may wish to take part, please email me on Laura.Brougham@strath.ac.uk for the participant information sheet.
Thank you for considering this invitation to take part in this research project.”