Researchers from NUI Galway are looking for employers (e.g., supervisors, managers etc.) and co-workers with and without experience with adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Asperger’s (ASD/AS) to complete a 15-minute online survey on their knowledge, understanding, and attitudes towards adults with ASD/AS at work. Participation is completely voluntary and answers will be anonymous.
To complete the Employers and Co-workers Online National Survey, please click here
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr Keeley White at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! My name is Dr Keeley White and I am a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the National University of Ireland Galway. I am conducting a research study to investigate employers’ and co-workers’ knowledge, understanding, and attitudes towards adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Asperger’s (ASD/AS) at work.
There is a lack of understanding of the needs of employers and co-workers working together with and supporting adults with ASD/AS in the workplace. This ranges from hiring adults with ASD/AS to offering (formal and informal) supports to maintain employment. The information gained from this study will help us to create online toolkits and training for employers and co-workers in Ireland, while also promoting the employability of adults with ASD/AS in Ireland.
One of our most important allies in conducting this research will be community agencies such as yours. I am contacting you to ask if you could circulate the following information, including our flyer to employers and co-workers working with your clients. We are looking for Irish employers (e.g., supervisors, managers etc) and co-workers with and without experience working with adults with ASD/AS to complete a 15-minute online survey.
In the future, we will be pleased to inform all participating agencies about our results (in a summary fashion). Our study has the ethical approval of the NUI Galway Research Ethics Board.
Thank you for your consideration of this request.
Keeley White, Ph.D.
Marie Curie and ASSISTID postdoctoral fellow
Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research
National University of Ireland Galway