See below for information about a study looking for participants.
We are looking for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, which may include diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, and many others and parents of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to participate in focus groups for a research study!
The adolescent group will consist of one individual assessment and a focus group that will run once for approximately two hours. Additionally, they can participate with you in a parent-child group, which runs for approximately one hour. And lastly, parents can participate in one 30-minute interview over the phone, Skype or in-person. These focus groups and interviews will be a safe, confidential environment where you will be asked to share open and honestly about sexual health education and any barriers with accessing effective sexual health education. All focus groups will be recorded using video technology and all interviews will be audio recorded. All recordings will be stored on secure approved Ohio State University computers until themes are identified and analyses are completed. Once analyses are completed the recordings will be destroyed. Your personal information will never be associated with the recordings.
- Can I participate even if my parent or child does not? Yes, please!
- Can I participate directly with my parent or child? Yes, we have an opportunity for parent/child dyad’s to engage in this opportunity together!
- What if I am uncomfortable answering a question? You are not required to answer every question and you can leave the group at any time if you become uncomfortable and no longer want to participate!
All participants will be provided with a $20 gift card for participating.
Interested or know someone who may be interested? Please email me Schmidt.firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 513-492-2908.