Are you a female undergraduate at an Ontario university? Have you ever looked for or used academic accommodations for ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? We would like to hear from you!
DiverseMinds is currently partnering with the University of Waterloo on a lab research focused on self-identified female students with ADHD receiving self accommodations in university. We are recruiting participants for this research study involving online interviews about women’s experiences seeking, receiving, and using academic accommodations in Ontario universities. Interviews will last 60-90 minutes and participants will be remunerated for their time.
Participants will receive a $50 gift card for DoorDash or Amazon in appreciation of their time. For more information or to express interest, please contact us at email@example.com or visit https://uwaterloo.ca/scholar/m23gibso/learning-access.
About the Research
Learning Access: an investigation into female students' experiences of Attention Defiit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)-related accommodations in Ontario universities is a research study created through a partnership between DiverseMinds magazine (www.diversemindsmag.com), an online magazine created by and for neurodivergent women, and an academic research team led by Principal investigator Dr. Margaret Gibson. While ADHD is one of the most common reasons that undergraduate students seek academic accommodations, there is little research on how accommodations practices and systems are working for female students with ADHD. The team will be interviewing 30-35 female students who have looked for, received, or used academic accommodations related to ADHD in Ontario universities. These interviews will help us learn about the supports that have been working well, and where students have encountered barriers. Our research seeks to inform university administrators, educators, and accessibility service workers in creating more equitable and supportive systems. Findings will also be shared with the community of neurodivergent women through DiverseMinds magazine, to help people in navigating systems and advocating for themselves.