Leisure Participation Study for Adults with Autism

Recruitment Announcement:

Leisure participation is key in physical and mental wellbeing, social inclusion, independence, self-worth, and quality of life. Researchers at the University of Minnesota and Temple University are recruiting adults with autism who live alone or independently with roommate(s). This study examines the types and frequency of leisure activities that individuals with autism do in their free time during the day. Those enrolled may be compensated up to $65 for participating in this study.

Study Flyer: https://z.umn.edu/leisurestudyflier

DODD Waiver Simplification and Improvement Survey-Link Included

This survey is designed for Ohioans with developmental disabilities and their families to provide feedback about Ohio’s Level 1 and SELF waivers.

The feedback will be used to inform the Waiver Workgroup as decisions are made about improving and simplifying Ohio’s waivers.

The goal of a simplified and improved waiver will be to include the best of both waivers combined with creative ideas around new supports in order to create a waiver that provides more flexibility in the array of waiver services available.


Research Survey on Mental Health for people with I/DD

This is a great opportunity for youth and young adults with Intellectual Disability (ID) between the ages of 14-24 to participate in an interview that can help improve the mental health outcomes of adolescents and young adults with ID.

The caregiver and the participant will both receive a $50 gift card for participating!

To learn more about this opportunity, please see the attached flyer below:

Mental Health Interview Flyer

Study for Adults with Autism

Are you an adult with autism?

We would like to hear from you!
Click here to take a 25-30 minute survey on your reading and writing experiences.
If you qualify and complete the survey you can be entered to receive one of five $20 gift cards.

Here is a link to the survey:

For additional information, please see the attached flyers below:

SABE Seeks Input on 2020 Election

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Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered’s (SABE) GoVote Project has opened a survey to learn about the voting experience of people with disabilities.

Whether you voted by mail-in, by absentee ballot, in-person early voting or on Election Day, the SABE GoVoter Project wants to know if you had any problems or questions about your voting experience.

This includes your experiences with registering to vote, getting information about candidates, the attitude of poll workers and issues to casting your ballot.

Source: The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council. “Council Connection.” Nov. 2020.

Mental Health Survey Opportunity

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The Ohio State University needs the help of individuals with intellectual disabilities (ages 14-24) to develop an interview about mental health.

Participants will take part in a 2-3 hour interview online through a secure video chat platform. They will be asked to respond to a set of questions about their moods, feelings, emotions, and behaviors over time. Caregivers and parents will be asked to answer questions about their child as well.

Those who participate will help with the development of the first diagnostic assessment of mental health disorders among youth with ID in addition to receiving a gift card.

To find out if you are eligible to participate or for more information with no obligation, please contact Cori O’Boyle at 614-366-1715 or via email at cori.o’boyle@osumc.edu.

Research Study Opportunity

Dear students,

You are invited to participate in a research study to understand your motivation and participation in physical activity. The study is being done by Dr. Deborah Shapiro and Mason Sur at Georgia State University.  You do not have to be actively involved in sports or physical activity to complete this survey.

The survey will take 10 minutes or less of your time. By participating in the survey, you will have a chance to win a $20 Amazon e-gift card. A total of 10 winners will be selected after the completion of the study.

You must be 18 years or older to participate in the study and the raffle.

Please click the link below to access the survey and consent form.

Survey link: https://gsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6hDlXFnQK9HDUpv

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Mason Sur at (815) 761-2399 or msur1@student.gsu.edu

Research Advisory Board Opportunity

Elizabeth K. Schmidt, Ph.D., OTR/L, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Boston University is recruiting Advisory Board Members with developmental disabilities for a Comprehensive Sexual Health Education study. Members will help the team with making decisions about study procedures and help create sexual health lessons. The Advisory Board will be virtual. if you are interested in

Please fill out this survey link if you are interested in seeing if you may be a good fit for the Advisory Board.