This thesis research project examines the intersection of an autistic and 2SLGBTQ+ identity, and how such identities are experienced by youth in secondary institutions (in the context of discrimination and micro-aggression as well as positive and affirming experiences at school). The research aim is to understand the ways in which autistic 2SLGBTQ+-identifying youth (16-19 years old) interactions with peers may have shaped how they view themselves and their identity and determine sources of resiliency and supports which help facilitate positive relationships for 2SLGBTQ+ youth.
Who can participate:
Youth are eligible if they are aged 16-19 from the autism community, they also identify as 2SLGBTQ+ and have been in a secondary institution in Canada since grade 10 (this can include Indigenous, Canadian or undocumented youth).
One interview (on Zoom or Microsoft Teams) per participant, which should take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Participants will also be given the option to contribute to member reflections, which is essentially allowing them to view and comment on categories/quotes/themes that have been generated during data analysis. Member reflections can be done either through providing a written email response, or through attending a group meeting on Zoom.
By participating in this research, participants will receive one $25 Amazon gift card.
Interested in participating:
If you have any questions please e-mail email@example.com