Adults with Autism and Physical Activity

By Curtin University

Researchers from Curtin University are assessing physical activity and rest patterns of autistic adults and those without autism.

What’s the project about?

This project will study the patterns of activity and rest of autistic adults. Researchers are interested in all of the patterns of movement and to compare autistic adults with their neurotypical peers. Ultimately this project aims to improve the overall health and wellbeing of autistic adults.

Who can participate?

Researchers are looking for autistic adults (18-65 years old) to help with our research.

How do I participate?

Participants will be asked to wear a small (2cm x 3cm) device for seven days on two occasions. You would not even notice you are wearing the device. You would also be asked to complete three short online questionnaires before being fitted with the device and one short online questionnaire when the device is removed.

To take part in this study please email [email protected] or contact your Key Worker.



Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HREC number 2020-0076). Should you wish to discuss the study with someone not directly involved, in particular, any matters concerning the conduct of the study or your rights as a participant, or you wish to make a confidential complaint, you may contact the Ethics Officer on (08) 9266 9223 or the Manager, Research Integrity on (08) 9266 7093 or email [email protected]