Caregiver experience of supporting autistic teens and physical activity

By Curtin University

The positive health benefits of physical activity are well understood. However, adolescents on the spectrum generally participate in less physical activity than their peers.

Curtin University Autism Research Group are exploring the experiences of caregivers of adolescents on the spectrum while helping their teenagers participate in physical activity. Ultimately, this project aims to improve participation in physical activity to improve the health and well-being of autistic adults.

Who can participate in this study?

Curtin is looking for caregivers of autistic adolescents (12-18 years old), who can share their experience of helping their adolescent participate in physical activity.

What are the benefits?

This research will allow us better to understand the support needs of adolescents on the spectrum to help them participate in physical activity. This could help to increase the physical activity levels of adolescents on the spectrum. 

How do I sign up?

Participants will be asked to complete two short online questionnaires. This should take approximately 20 minutes. You will also be asked to participate in a 30-45 minute interview. This can be conducted online or at Curtin University. By completing the study, you are eligible to receive an e-voucher from Prezzee (which can be converted to a voucher or your choice) as a token of our appreciation.

Register for the study

For more information please email [email protected]

(This study has been approved by the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HRE2023-0157). 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]