PRACTICE INFORMS RESEARCH
The gap between field practice and academia is without a doubt exist. Whereas the field practitioners may have real-life experiences of what the most necessary services are, the message does not travel as far as to academia. On the other hand, while researchers spend time and efforts conducting rigorous research, the results may not be informative to the field and that the research topic may not be of interest for the targetted population. Knowing this, we propose all the work to be done by using a participatory research approach which every step of the work would involve stakeholders include targetted population (e. g., people with autism spectrum disorders), parents/caregivers, employers, and researchers. We believe that only through the collaborations of these stakeholders, we can develop the most relevant and timely services.