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Survey for Wives of Men with High Functioning Autism

Women are invited to participate in a study that will be evaluating the process of maintaining a NT/AS marriage that thrives, conducted by Claribel Severson, MA, NCC, LPCC, a doctoral candidate at Capella University, Minneapolis, MN Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Who is eligible?

INCLUSION CRITERIA

Participants must meet the following criteria:

• Married at least 5 years to a man diagnosed with High Functioning Autism (Asperger Syndrome

• Be between the ages of 30-65 years old

• In a self-described stable and thriving marriage

• Husband should be considered high-functioning they should be working or in a career and engaged in the marriage in a satisfactory manner as described by the wife

• Husband must have a formal diagnosis by a therapist or professional

• The couple must be adept at managing conflict within the marriage (may not report high conflict or domestic abuse)

 

EXCLUSION CRITERIA

• If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD or have an autism spectrum disorder

• A Personality Disorder diagnosis such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Histrionic, Antisocial, or any other personality disorder not listed here

• Women in abusive relationships or victims of domestic violence

• Women in past or existing domestic violence

• Women with suicidal ideation in the past or present

• Substance abuse disorders

• The husband should not have co-occurring diagnosis such as bipolar, schizophrenia, addictions to substances or any other diagnosis (mild anxiety, mild OCD, mild and well controlled ADHD but must be well controlled).

• Husbands who have experienced major depression within 5 years

What will you be asked to do? The study involves a 1-4 hour audio recorded in-person interview and 40-60 minute follow-up phone call. Participants will receive a $10 Coffee Gift Card. If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please call 218.454.3288 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Quality of Life of School-Aged Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Factors that Predict Parents’ Perspective

If you have a child with:
 Autism, Aspergers, or PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder – not otherwise specified)
AND
 Your child is age 8-11 years
We are interested in hearing from you!

We are interested in factors related to quality of life of children with ASD from the view of their parents.
For more information go to Quality of Life Study(https://survey.psyc.unb.ca/qolconsent.aspx) Or contact the investigators at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the website does not obligate you to participate. Participation in this study involves approximately 30-45 minutes of completing questionnaires online. After completing the questionnaires, you may choose to enter a draw for 1 of 5 $20.00 Visa gift cards.

This study is being conducted by Mandy Fulton, Ph. D. Candidate, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and Dr. Barbara D’Entremont, Ph.D, L.Psyc, Professor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., from the University of New Brunswick. For more information, please contact either investigator. This project is on file with the Research Ethics Board (REB 2016-125).

Study for Spouses of Men with Autism

                                                     Research Study

Women are invited to participate in a study that will be evaluating the process of maintaining a NT/AS marriage that thrives, conducted by Claribel Severson, MA, NCC, LPCC, a doctoral candidate at Capella University, Minneapolis, MN Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.


Who is eligible?

 

INCLUSION CRITERIA

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Married at least 5 years to a man diagnosed with High Functioning Autism (Asperger Syndrome)
  • Be between the ages of 30-65 years old
  • In a self-described stable and thriving marriage
  • Husband should be considered high-functioning they should be working or in a career and engaged in the marriage in a satisfactory manner as described by the wife
  • Husband must have a formal diagnosis by a therapist or professional
  • The couple must be adept at managing conflict within the marriage (may not report high conflict or domestic abuse)

EXCLUSION CRITERIA

  • If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD or have an autism spectrum disorder
  • A Personality Disorder diagnosis such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Histrionic, Antisocial, or any other personality disorder not listed here
  • Women in abusive relationships or victims of domestic violence
  • Women in past or existing domestic violence
  • Women with suicidal ideation in the past or present
  • Substance abuse disorders
  • The husband should not have co-occurring diagnosis such as bipolar, schizophrenia, addictions to substances or any other diagnosis (mild anxiety, mild OCD, mild and well controlled ADHD but must be well controlled).
  • Husbands who have experienced depression within 5 years

 

What will you be asked to do?  The study involves a 1-4 hour audio recorded in-person interview and 40-60 minute follow-up phone call. Participants will receive a $10 Coffee Gift Card.  If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please call 218.454.3288 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Online Survey for Caregivers of Individuals with Autism

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN WEB-BASED SURVEY
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin – Madison are conducting a study about caregiver and family quality of life for caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The study will look at caregiver roles and how they impact caregiver relationship satisfaction and caregiver mastery. We want to understand how these factors impact the quality of life for the caregiver and how the caregiver perceives they impact their family’s quality of life.
WHO: You are eligible to participate if you are a caregiver of a child with ASD. Child has been defined as a dependent who is younger than the age of 18. Caregivers will be viewed more widely, as we know that not all caregivers are the biological parents of a child, therefore individuals (e.g. stepparents, foster parents, guardians) who identify as a primary caregiver of a child with ASD qualify.

WHAT: Participant will complete 1 online survey. The survey consists of one demographics questionnaire and seven additional scales that will look more closely at the caregiver role impact, caregiver relationship satisfaction, caregiver mastery, caregiver quality of life, and family quality of life.

HOW: Please go to the following website to participate:

https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bg6lSyXAO3SIad7

COMPENSATION: There will be no compensation for your participation in this study. However, your participation allows for the field to better understand the lives of caregivers with children with ASD.

QUESTIONS: If you have any difficulty with the link or if you would like additional information, please contact Kerry Thompson, Ed.S., M.S., NCC, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and she will be happy to assist you.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important study!

Survey for Caregivers of Individuals with Autism

Participate in a survey for parents and other family caregivers and enter a raffle to win one of at least ten $20 gift cards. The survey is open through April 15, 2017.
The survey is open to parents, siblings, or other family caregivers who are the primary caregiver for a family member with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, or Developmental Disability.
Researchers at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) are interested in the experiences of parents and other family caregivers of transition age youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability (ID), and/or Developmental Disability (DD). You are invited to participate in a 45-60 minute survey about caregiver experiences and wellbeing.
You are eligible to participate if:
• You are 18 years old or older
• You are the primary caregiver for a family member with ASD, ID, or DD
• The family member you care for is between 13-25 years old
All participants will have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win one of several $20 gift cards.
Click here to access the survey.