Participate In Research On Children’s Quality of Life with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A child seen laying on the floor holding a toy. There is a pile of toys around a feet away from him and he is seen staring at it.

Two Ph.D. candidates from University of New Brunswick are conducting research on Children’s Quality of Life with Autism Spectrum Disorder. How about we help them out with their research? 馃檪

The first study is intended for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 8-11 in North America.

What is it about?
A study examining the well-being of school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).聽

Who is doing it?
The study is being conducted by Mandy Fulton, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick under the supervision of Barbara D鈥橢ntremont, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick.

What will I have to do?
If you choose to participate, you will complete an online questionnaire.聽The survey takes most people approximately 30-45 minutes to complete all of the questions.聽You will be asked to complete demographic questions and questions about聽the child鈥檚 autism symptoms, behaviours, functional skills, task persistence, parent鈥檚 mental well-being, sibling type, school type, reciprocal friendships, and participation in activities.

Survey:聽https://survey.psyc.unb.ca/qolconsent.aspx

The second study that is being conducted is for high school students (grades 9-12) or students who have completed high school in the last 3 years in Canada with Autism, Aspergers, or PDD-NOS.

If you have a child with Autism, Aspergers, or PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder 鈥搉ot otherwise specified) AND your child is in high school (grades 9-12) in Canada OR your child completed high school in Canada within the last 3 years, they聽are interested in hearing from you. If you have more than one child who fits the above criteria, please fill out the survey for the child who you believe has the most impact on your family’s quality of life.

If you choose to take part in this study you will be asked to fill out a survey related to the following:
路聽聽聽聽聽Background information like your education level, languages spoken in the home
路聽聽聽聽聽Your stresses and rewards associated with your child鈥檚 transition out of high school
路聽聽聽聽聽Family Quality of Life
路聽聽聽聽聽Child Behaviour
路聽聽聽聽聽Coping Methods
路聽聽聽聽聽Details related to your child鈥檚 transition out of high school

Survey:聽https://survey.psyc.unb.ca/transitionsurvey.aspx

Questions about the surveys? Email Mandy Fulton with questions here.

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