Giving Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome a Voice: Volunteers Sought for New Research

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Laura Brougham is currently studying for a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Autism at the University of Strathclyde.  She has worked for over 7 years supporting people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The University would like to know more about how people with Asperger’s Syndrome identify with this diagnosis and what their opinions are of the proposed removal of this diagnosis in the forthcoming DSM-5.

The aim of the project is to look at how adults with AS identify with this diagnosis.  The study aims to give adults with AS an opportunity to talk about their experiences of living with and identifying with this diagnosis and also what the removal of this diagnosis means to them.  The American Psychological Association (APA) has proposed the removal of Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) from the new diagnostic manual (DSM-5).  If you wish to know more about these changes, please click here.

 

Laura is interested in how adults with AS identify with this diagnosis and their opinion of the impact of the removal of this diagnosis may have to the AS population and so is asking for participants who have an AS to take part.

 

For more information on how to take part in the study, please view the following PDF: Participant Information Sheet and Consent form.