Research involving young people (ages 18-24) with autism


There is some research being conducted by a PhD candidate here at Flinders that is looking at the experiences of young people with autism with regard to their preparation for employment and/or university education. If you are a young person (aged 18-24), on the autism spectrum, this might be a chance to have your voice heard on your experiences of transitioning from school to university or employment. Details as follows.

Preparing for Employment and/or Tertiary Education: Social and communication transition experiences of young people with autism

A chance to have your voice heard.

Leanne Gerekaroff is a doctoral candidate with Flinders University, School of Education. Leanne’s research explores the social, communication and transition planning lived experiences of young people living with autism, and their parent and teacher views, across South Australian schools.

She is interested in speaking to young people (aged 18-24), on the autism spectrum.

She is interested in learning about your social and communication transition planning experiences during senior secondary school.

Would you be willing to join her for an online or in person conversation about your experience? It will take about an hour.

To be eligible you need to be a tertiary student living with Autism, who may be employed or not employed – 18-24 years of age. Your parent may also like to participate in an interview.

This research has been approved by the Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee (ethics project no: 2588).

To register your interest or learn more about the research contact Leanne via email –


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