Two new research projects will be taking place as part of this project, both of which are being conducted by Dr Elizabeth Milne at The University of Sheffield. One study will investigate the presence of autism traits in the general population, the other will investigate subjective quality of life, sensory sensitivities and brain activity in individuals with an ASC. We are seeking volunteers who have a diagnosis of an ASC, and also volunteers who do not. If you are interested in taking part, please click here to request further information.
The aims of the research projects are to develop a clearer picture of the way in which autism is experienced in adulthood, and to investigate the extent to which it is appropriate to describe ASC as occuring on a 'continuum'. A range of different methods will be used in the research including interviews, questionnaires, and brain scanning using EEG. The research will address questions such as: how common are issues such as anxiety and sensory sensitivity in autistic adults? Do anxiety and sensory sensitivity have a significant impact of quality of life in adults with ASC? Are the symptoms of ASC related to differences in brain activity?