Griffith University call for participants

Date posted: 
25 September 2007

Griffith University in Brisbane is currently conducting a research study into the wellbeing of parents of young adults with an intellectual impairment. It appears that parents of young adults have been seriously neglected in the research literature and it is hoped that this study will highlight how these parents adjust to their child's transition to adulthood. An additional outcome may be that this research provides important information for services that seek to support and advocate for these parents.

The criteria for inclusion in this study is that participants are the parents of a young adult aged between 17-21 years of age and that the young adult has been diagnosed with either intellectual impairment, developmental delay, speech or communication disorder, Down's Syndrome or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The research is being conducted by mail-out questionnaire which will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.