Codesigning and evaluating the usability of a workplace disclosure tool for Canadian youth and young adults on the autism spectrum

Summary: 
Our team is looking for youth and young adults on the autism spectrum to help codesign and provide feedback on a prototype (early draft) of an online disclosure decision-aid guide and planning tool for use in the workplace. The tool is titled DISCLOSURE (Do I Start the Conversation and Let On, Speak Up and REveaL?). We want to know if autistic youth and young adults find the tool useful, easy to use, like or dislike it, and if anything needs to be added, changed, and/or removed.

Researchers: 
PI: Dr. Sally Lindsay; Student Co-I (leading work for PhD): Vanessa Tomas; Co-Is: Dr. Shauna Kingsnorth, Dr. Bonnie Kirsh, Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou

Who can participate: 
• Youth and young adults on the autism spectrum (age 15-29)
• Is looking for paid work or has paid work experience
• Able to access internet and a tech device
• Able to communicate in English
• Lives in Canada

What’s involved: 
Participants will be sent a link and password to download and review the tool. They must read the entire tool once to participate. Participants will then engage in a 2-hour, online, interactive session using Zoom and Slido platforms with other youth and young adults on the autism spectrum to provide feedback on and help codesign the tool. The purpose of the session is to determine whether they found the tool useful, easy to use, liked or disliked it, and if anything needs to be revised.

Compensation:
Participants will receive a $50.00 e-gift-card of their choice and can also receive volunteer hours as a token of appreciation.

Interested in participating:  
If you have any questions please email Vanessa Tomas at vanessa.tomas@mail.utoronto.ca

Deadline:
June 30, 2022