What is this research study about?
This study aims to understand the financial experiences of
autistic adults or adults on the autism spectrum in Australia. These experiences include:
• Financial wellbeing
• Financial independence
• Access to financial products and services
• Vulnerability to financial exploitation.
Why should I help?
The findings of this study will be used to create a list of recommendations for Australian banks and financial institutions to use to become more autism-friendly.
Who can take part?
You are invited to take part in this study if you are either:
- aged over 18 years, you live in Australia and either you have a diagnosis of autism (including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, or PDD-NOS); or you identify as being autistic or being on the autism spectrum
- the parent or primary carer of an autistic adult or adult on the autism spectrum who lives in Australia
Who is conducting this study?
This study is funded by Beyond Bank.
Researchers from the Aspect Research Centre for Autism Practice are conducting this study.
What will I be asked to do?
The study will involve completing an online questionnaire (takes ~30 minutes). You are also invited to be interviewed about financial and banking experiences (also takes ~30 minutes). You can choose to complete the survey only and not be interviewed.
When and where?
You can complete the online questionnaire at home or another place you choose. The interview will be conducted either in an Aspect office, at your home, via the phone or video call.
To learn more about the study or complete the online questionnaire, please go to this website:
If you have any questions or comments about this study, please contact Ru Ying Cai or Vicki Gibbs:
Please feel free to forward this information to others who might also be interested in participating.