Pilot evaluation of a workplace disclosure tool for Canadian youth and young adults on the autism spectrum  

Our team is looking for youth and young adults on the autism spectrum to evaluate an online workplace disclosure decision-aid tool called DISCLOSURE (Do I Start the Conversation and Let On, Speak Up and Reveal?). We want to assess the usability, feasibility, and acceptability of the tool and if it supports self-determination and decision-making skills.

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: 
You will be asked to review/interact with the online tool and complete two online surveys. You will complete the first survey before you review the tool and the second one after. The first survey will take ~10-15 minutes to do and the second survey will take ~15-20 minutes. You will be given a webpage link to access the tool, which includes three PDF documents and short videos. The time taken to review/interact with the tool parts may vary but should take at least 1 hour.

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 e-mail Vanessa Tomas at vanessa.tomas@mail.utoronto.ca

January 30, 2023