Autistic teens and physical activity

By Curtin University

Curtin University Autism Research Group are interested in finding out the experience of participating in physical activity and exercise for adolescents on the autism spectrum. There is strong evidence that physical activity can be positive for our health, but many people do not do enough to achieve health benefits Ultimately, the hope is that this project will help increase how much physical activity adolescents on the autism spectrum.

Who can participate in this study?

Curtin is looking for teenagers on the autism spectrum (12-18 years old). They plan to speak to parents/caregivers of teenagers on the autism spectrum about this project first – view that study here.

What are the benefits?

Participants will receive a $20 Prezzee e-voucher that can be converted to a voucher of their choosing. There are no other direct benefits to you from participating in this research. However, this research will allow a better understanding of physical activity for adolescents on the spectrum. This could help improve the health and well-being of individuals on the autism spectrum.

How do I sign up?

Participants will be asked to complete a 15-45 minute online interview about their experience. Researchers will also give them the option of wearing an accelerometer, a device that measures movement for 7 days.

Register for the study

If you have any further questions about this research, please contact Craig Thompson at 9266 3942.

(This study has been approved by the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HRE2023-0150). 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]