Very little is known about the financial experiences and financial wellbeing of autistic individuals. To date, there is only one research publication written by American academics on this topic. The lack of insight of the financial experiences of autistic individuals means we do not understand their support needs or support gaps that should be filled through programs and supports. Income has been shown to be one of the best predictors of financial wellbeing. Given the poorer employment outcomes of autistic adults, which result in lower income, improving people’s financial literacy and behaviours is likely to raise financial wellbeing. This research project will be one of the first to examine financial wellbeing and predictors of financial wellbeing in autistic people living in Australia and New Zealand, addressing a notable gap in the literature.
|Effective start/end date||1/08/19 → 31/07/20|