We are looking to find out more about the effects of a daily meditation programme in autistic people. Here is some important information about the programme and study: The programme will be delivered through an application on your smartphone, and will take 10 minutes of your time, every day for 2 weeks. The meditation will consist of breathing exercises, guided by the smartphone application. You will be asked to complete sets of tasks and questionnaires at different time points:
- Before the meditation programme starts (it will take about 1 hour to fill out questionnaires and complete tasks)
- Right when the meditation programme ends (it will take about 1 hour to fill out questionnaires and complete tasks), and
- Four weeks after the meditation programme ends (it will take about 1 hour to fill out questionnaires and complete tasks).
If you fulfil the criteria and consent to participate, the entire study from start to finish will take around 8 weeks (from the time you consent, to starting the 2 week meditation programme, to filling out the final questionnaires 4 weeks after finishing the programme). You will be able to complete the study from your home. After completing the study, you will receive a 20 pound online shopping voucher as a token of our appreciation. Now that you know a little more about what to expect, please answer the following questions that will determine whether or not you fulfil the criteria to participate in the study. If you do not fulfil the criteria to participate in this study, you will have the opportunity to sign up for the CRAE participant database, to be contacted about other research projects. If you do fulfil the criteria to participate, you will see a message at the end guiding you through the next steps. You can change your mind at any point about your participation in the study, and this questionnaire does not imply any consent to participate. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
For a summary of the project, you can watch this video: https://twitter.com/CRAE_IOE/status/1193943540755247104.
For more information and to check whether you can participate, please click the link and answer a few questions: