Aspergerís Syndrome / High Functioning Autism and
Marital Satisfaction

The purpose of the study is to examine the marital adjustment and satisfaction of couples in which at least one partner has Aspergerís Syndrome (AS) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Adult couples of any age and sexual orientation, with or without children, are invited to participate. Our hope is that this study will contribute to the body of scientific knowledge about the strengths and stressors of neurologically mixed couples, with the goal of improving the relationships of those with AS or ASD and their loved ones.


Participation involves completing an online survey at your convenience, and should take no more than 20-30 minutes to complete. Your responses will be completely anonymous. By way of thanking you for your time, we are offering $5 gift cards for iTunes or Amazon to anyone who takes part in the study.


To participate in this study you must be over 18 years old and:

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In a relationship in which at least one partner has a confirmed diagnosis of Aspergerís

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Disorder (Aspergerís Syndrome) or Autism Spectrum Disorder
You and your partner must be either married or living together for at least 6 months.

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Participants must be able to read and understand English.
 

If possible, it is preferable for both members of the couple to participate in the study. Each partner would complete the survey separately and all information is anonymous.


To participate, please contact the principal investigator with any questions, or for a password and link to the survey, at:


researchAS@rkkacentral.com  OR kbolling@antioch.edu 
You can also check our website for updates at:  http://www.rkkacentral.com/ResearchAS 

Thank you,

Kim Bolling, MS
Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology
Antioch University New England


Katherine Clarke, Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Antioch University New
England, advises that the committee has reviewed the Ethics Application and based on the
information presented the study has been approved for Exempt status by the IRB.

 

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