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What is this research study about?

This study aims to understand resilience and how autistic adults in Australia cope or recover from setbacks in life. We also hope to examine the different pathways that are associated with well-being in autistic adults and identify protective factors that may buffer the negative effects of stress on well-being, allowing autistic adults to thrive.

Why should I help?

The findings of this study will be used towards furthering the understanding of well-being trajectories in autistic adults, and potentially identifying circumstances that may help autistic individuals thrive. We also hope that the strength-based perspective employed in this research may help continue towards the positive shift in attitudes towards autism more generally.

If you decide to participate, you can choose to receive a $10AUD Coles e-voucher upon
completion as a thank you.

Who can take part?

You are invited to take part in this study if you are

- An adult aged 18 years and above with a formal diagnosis of Autism without an intellectual disability
- Fluent in English
- Living in Australia

Who is conducting this study?

This study is being conducted by the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University with support from the Autism CRC.

What will I be asked to do?

This study involves completing an anonymous online survey consisting on information about your autism diagnosis, stressful events experienced, your well-being, how you cope with stress, your social support, and quality of life. Given the recent COVID-19 outbreak, we will also ask about how this pandemic may have impacted your life. It will take on average 30 minutes of your time (though individual times may vary).

When and where?

Participation is online, and you can complete the online survey at a time that suits.

To find out more about the study and register to participate:

Please contact Melanie Muniandy at

Please feel free to forward this information to others who might also be interested in participating.

Phone us to discuss how we can help you.

Call 1800 277 328

Send us a message and we'll get back to you.

Enquire with Autism Spectrum Australia