AUTISM-FRIENDLY FOOD ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH
Are you (or is your child) an adult on the autism spectrum? Would you like to have your voice heard in research?
If so, I invite you to participate in a study on how adults on the autism spectrum negotiate and navigate the food environment! This study particularly concerns how certain environmental settings and situations are considered problematic or supportive in relation to everyday foodways – the beliefs and practices involved in growing food, going grocery shopping, cooking and eating food. (IRB #: 2015-0724)
My name is Jungja Park Cardoso and I am a Ph.D. candidate in the environmental psychology program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
I’m seeking participants for my dissertation research that investigates how adults on the autism spectrum with different conceptions of autism negotiate and navigate the food environment. I’m particularly interested in learning about how certain environmental settings and situations are considered problematic or supportive in relation to everyday foodways – the beliefs and practices involved in growing food, going grocery shopping, cooking and eating food. For example, I’ll ask you if you feel uncomfortable going out to eat with others, and, if so, what are the reasons. Possibilities include noise, crowding, and smell of the eating place, and your allergies or preferences for certain foods.
All information that is collected about participants will be kept confidential. Participants will be entered into a raffle to win one of twenty $25 e-Gift Cards. Once I have completed my study, I will share an electronic copy of my research findings with research participants.
The research consists of two phases:
1) Online Survey
2) Online or offline Interview (optional)
Your participation will contribute to a greater understanding of a food environment that is friendly to adults on the autism spectrum.
This study has been reviewed and approved by the City University of New York Institutional Review Board (IRB). (Protocol #: 2015-0724)
If you (or someone you know) are interested in learning more about this study, please contact me:
Jungja Park Cardoso
E-mail: [email protected]
Or visit https://survey.gc.cuny.edu/s?s=3797
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.