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Aspirations Through Time

Does your child have a diagnosis of autism and is starting Year 10 in 2021 in a regular school in Queensland? 

Queensland University of Technology are inviting students and their parent/carer to be involved in a study to investigate the post-school transition planning experiences of school students on the autism spectrum during Years 10 to 12 in Queensland. Participation is voluntary and all data will be kept confidential.

About the study

This research project is being undertaken as part of a PhD for Lara Maia-Pike.

Transition planning in secondary school involves preparing young people to live in the adult world through the development of post-school goals and engage in activities that offer students the skills to successfully participate and navigate adult settings.

In Queensland, state schools are required to complete the Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan for each student in Year 10. Non-state schools often have a similar transition planning process but may name this process differently. For the purpose of this document, transition planning in both state and non-state schools are referred to as SET planning.

The purpose of this study is to learn about the transition planning experiences of students on the autism spectrum who attend regular schools in Queensland. Also, the study will investigate how these experiences in the senior years of schooling may influence students’ aspirations for the future.

You are invited to participate in this research project because you are a parent or caregiver of a child on the autism spectrum who is starting Year 10 in 2021 and will be undertaking the SET plan process in their school.

Are you interested?

For more information visit Aspirations Through Time website HERE

For more study information download the flyers below.

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