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    I am researching into women and masking and looking for participants who would be happy to talk to me about their experiences. Below is more information – thanks so much

    Research into Women and Autism: Call for Participants (Middlesex university)

    Participants are needed for a study into how women with Autism Spectrum Disorder experience and conceptualise camouflaging.

    The aim of this study is to find out how women with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) camouflage in social situations.
    Within this study the term camouflaging means trying to hide your ASD from others, for example by using coping skills or strategies during social situations. Research has shown that people with ASD use strategies to hide behaviours linked to their autism, and that camouflaging may be a reason why people’s ASD is missed. This study aims to find out more about people’s experience of camouflaging to help clinicians understand and support women with ASD better.
    In this study we will be interviewing women with a diagnosis of ASD to find out about their experience of camouflaging. This will involve a face to face interview with a researcher where you are asked questions and can talk about your experience.

    Who are we looking for?
    • We are looking for women who
    • Are between 25-40 years old
    • Have been diagnosed by a qualified professional as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
    • Currently use camouflaging behaviour in social situations.
    • Have gone through mainstream schooling
    • Speak fluent English

    If you are interested in taking part in the study please contact:
    Ruth Millman (researcher)
    Email contact: r.millman@alongsideautism.co.uk
    Telephone: 07502979707
    Address: NSPC, 61-63 Fortune Green Road, London NW6 1DR

    Many Thanks

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