External Research

The Redpath Centre frequently receives requests from the community to support research projects external to the Centre. Our decision to support and advertise research is based on: (1) the quality and design of the research method, (2) the topic of the research and potential to positively affect individuals with AS, their families or communities, and (3) the researcher's previous experience (and that of their supervisor) in the ASD research or practice. All projects posted have formal ethical approval and originate from a Canadian institution.


Are you a parent of a child with special needs or disabilities? Are you also lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ)?

I am a doctoral student in social work at the University of Toronto. I am currently interviewing LGBTQ parents who have children with suspected or identified special needs. 

Interviews will last 1-2 hours and participants will receive $30 for their time, plus expenses. We would meet at a time and place that is convenient for you. I am hoping to talk to parents from a range of experiences and identities, including diverse gender and sexual identities, racial and ethnic identities, economic backgrounds, and family structures.

If you are interested in more information about this project, or you know of anyone who might be interested in participating, please contact me at (416) 890-0357 or margaret.gibson@mail.utoronto.ca. I would also appreciate you forwarding this information to your networks.

Margaret (Meg) Gibson, MSW RSW,  

Doctoral Candidate

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto