Seeking Adults with AUTISM or ASPERGER SYNDROME who are SELF-EMPLOYED to Complete a Survey
 

Please forward and distribute this email with attachments to any applicable individuals, families, or agencies.

 

Michelle Lazar, MT-BC graduate student in the San Diego State University Department of Special Education, is conducting research to determine the outcomes of self-employment as a career option for adults with autism spectrum disorders.

 

Self-employment is also referred to as freelance work, contractual work, sole-proprietor, or owning your own business.  This could include selling greeting cards or artwork, providing professional services as a contractor such as computer repair, being paid for freelance musical or stage performances, selling things over the internet, and many other types of work.

 

This survey is composed of 26 questions relating to your background, the type of work you do, and your satisfaction with your work.  A knowledgeable adult (such as a parent, legal guardian, caregiver, or job coach) can assist you in completing this survey if you are unable to do so independently.  

 

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS STUDY IF YOU:

 

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Are at least 18 years of age

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Have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (i.e. Autism, Asperger Syndrome,  PDD-NOS)

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Have been self-employed for any length of time (it is OK if you also have “employed” work in addition to your self-employment)

 

To complete this survey online, simply click on this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=698841663000

 

To complete this survey by mail, simply open and print the attached PDF document and follow the instructions provided.

 

SURVEYS SHOULD BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED BEFORE MAY 31, 2006.

 

Detailed consent information relating to this research is included on both the online and hard copy survey forms. Your participation is completely voluntary and anonymous. 

 

If you have any questions or would like a blank survey mailed to you, don't hesitate to contact the researcher at:

 

Michelle Lazar

619-665-3381

mlazar2@san.rr.com

"We each have our own way of living in the world, together we are like a symphony.
Some are the melody, some are the rhythm, some are the harmony
It all blends together, we are like a symphony, and each part is crucial.
We all contribute to the song of life."
...Sondra Williams

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