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 autistic adults with different conceptions of autism negotiate and navigate the food environment in the US. 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. 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 and
2) Online Interview or offline Interview.
Your participation will contribute to a greater understanding of a food environment that is friendly to autistic adults.
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: JPark1 @ gc.cuny.edu
Or visit https://survey.gc.cuny.edu/s?s=3797
(I apologize in advance if you feel disrespected because I use the term “adults on the autism spectrum” instead of “autistic adults” or “adults with autism” in the survey. The survey is designed for individuals with different understandings of autism. I’ve tried to choose a more neutral term to the best of my knowledge.)
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Jungja Park Cardoso
Ph.D. candidate, Environmental Psychology
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
365 5th Ave New York, NY 10016