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Tobi A

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Neurodevelopmental disorders (i.e. autism), disability studies, psycholinguistics, global mental health, psychology (developmental, clinical, and social), critical theories

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Role of Stigma in Health and Social Outcomes of Autistic Individuals

In this project, we will explore the role stigma may play in health and/or social outcomes of autistic individuals. Much work in autism focuses a lot on the perspectives of researchers and/or caregivers and not much on the lived experiences of autistic individuals (although this is starting to gradually increase). Given that many autistic individuals report poorer healthcare outcomes, this project is interested in exploring the role stigma might play. This project can focus on either autistic children, adults, or transition youth depending on your interests. We can work together to determine the method of this work (i.e. literature review, survey/questionnaire, documentary, etc) depending on your skillset and interests.

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