Aspergerís Syndrome / High Functioning
The purpose of the study
is to examine the marital adjustment and satisfaction of couples in
which at least one partner has Aspergerís Syndrome (AS) or Autism
Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Adult couples of any age and sexual
orientation, with or without children, are invited to participate. Our
hope is that this study will contribute to the body of scientific
knowledge about the strengths and stressors of neurologically mixed
couples, with the goal of improving the relationships of those with AS
or ASD and their loved ones.
Participation involves completing an online survey at your convenience,
and should take no more than 20-30 minutes to complete. Your responses
will be completely anonymous. By way of thanking you for your time, we
are offering $5 gift cards for iTunes or Amazon to anyone who takes part
in the study.
To participate in this study you must be over 18 years old and:
In a relationship in
which at least one partner has a confirmed diagnosis of Aspergerís
Syndrome) or Autism Spectrum Disorder
You and your partner must be either married or living together for
at least 6 months.
Participants must be
able to read and understand English.
If possible, it is
preferable for both members of the couple to participate in the study.
Each partner would complete the survey separately and all information is
To participate, please contact the principal investigator with any
questions, or for a password and link to the survey, at:
You can also check our website for updates at:
Kim Bolling, MS
Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology
Antioch University New England
Katherine Clarke, Chair of the Institutional Review Board
(IRB) for Antioch University New
England, advises that the committee has reviewed the Ethics Application
and based on the
information presented the study has been approved for Exempt status by