Resilience and factors promoting positive outcomes in neurodivergence

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Research Study Description

Who are we?
We are researchers based in Stockholm at the Karolinska Institutet Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (KIND).

What is the study about?
We are currently conducting research that seeks to capture individual (factors specific to a person and their ways of being), activity and participation (the things an individual engages in like education or hobbies), and environmental (e.g., physical, social, attitudinal, and societal) factors that are important to support neurodivergent people to thrive and have positive life outcomes (e.g., regarding mental health, well-being, doing the things an individual wants to and needs to do).

Who can participate?
We are seeking 1) neurodivergent people (for example autistic people or people with other conditions) and 2) their families/close people.

What will you be asked to do?
This is an international online interview study. You will be asked to participate in a group or one-on-one interview (depending on your preference) online. We will ask you some questions about resilience and what you think is important to have a good life and what helps you to thrive. We will also ask you to complete a short survey about yourself. We expect the interviews/focus groups to take about an hour.

Are there any benefits?
There are no direct benefits to you for participating. You will receive a small monetary compensation for your time.

Are there any risks?
There are no known or obvious risks associated with participating in this study. However, participating in the interviews will require time for you to complete.

Participation is voluntary!
Your participation in this study is voluntary. Even if you have accepted, you can cancel your participation at any time and without explanation, without any consequences for your contacts with health care, school or the like. If you choose to discontinue your participation in the study, no more information about you will be collected, but we have the right to keep what is collected until then.

If you are interested in this study or have any questions, please contact [email protected] OR complete this expression of interest survey:

This study is being conducted by the Karolinska Institutet Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (KIND) in Sweden. This study has received Swedish Ethical Review approval and complies with The research project complies with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

Name of Organization:
Karolinska Institutet Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (KIND), Stockholm, Sweden

For questions, please email::
[email protected]

Study Link:  Please complete an online screener at this link: