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Working Together Study

We are recruiting for an education and support program for families of young adults with ASD. Adults with ASD and their parents will attend weekly group meetings with other families to receive information on planning for independence, coping strategies, and other topics. Problem solving strategies will be taught to address specific concerns. The study will consist of initial and exit interviews for young adults with ASD and their parents and 8 weekly group sessions held in Minneapolis at the UMN Autism Clinic.

To participate, the adult with ASD must be between 18 and 30 years of age and live with their parents, have finished high school, and have less than 20 hours per week of classes and work combined. Adults with ASD must not be diagnosed with an intellectual disability.

To find out more, please contact
Dr. Rebekah Hudock at the University of Minnesota ASD Clinic
(612) 626-3538 or
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Experience of Parenting a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Hello, my name is Rebecca Glover and I am a graduate student at Washington State University in the psychology department. I am conducting research on the experiences of parenting a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for my master’s thesis. I am inviting caregivers (e.g., biological parent, stepparent) of one child with ASD ages 4 to 10 years to participate. You may take part in this study if you have other children without ASD. Only one caregiver per household may complete the study.

Participation in this research includes taking two online surveys. You will be asked to take one survey now and then a second survey in one year. Each survey will take approximately 1.5 - 2 hours, for a total of about 3 - 4 hours for the entire study.

You will receive a $10.00 gift card from your choice of Walmart, Target, or Amazon for completing each part of this study, resulting in a total of two $10.00 gift cards. If you decide to quit the study you will not receive a gift card. Gift cards will be delivered either electronically via email or physically mailed to your home. If you receive payment for taking part in this study, you will be asked to provide your home address and email address.

If you have any questions or would like to participate in the research, I can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please feel free to share this information with any families that may be interested in participating in this study. This study has been approved for human subject participation by the Washington State University Institutional Review Board.

Experience of Parenting a Child with ASD

Seeking parents to be part of a research study through Washington State University psychology department. 

  • Parents will complete two online surveys,
  • Each survey should take about 1.5 - 2 hours to complete
  • Parents will receive a $10.00 gift card from their choice of Walmart, Target, or Amazon for each survey completion
  • Parents must be at least 18 years old
  • Children with ASD must be ages 4 – 10 years
  • Parents cannot have more than one child diagnosed with ASD, but can have other children without ASD
  • Please share this survey with any interested families
  • Please contact Rebecca Glover at for more information and to participate: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wandering in Children with ASD

My name is Laura McLaughlin, and I am a research assistant at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, where I work with Dr. Andrew Adesman. I am writing to seek participants for our on-going study looking at the important issue of wandering by children with autism spectrum disorders.

Parents of children with ASD and other developmental disabilities can complete an anonymous on-line questionnaire found at www.WanderingResearch.com. All responses are anonymous and no personal health information is solicited. The information provided will be used to help children with ASD and other developmental disabilities get the service and support they need.

Examining the relationship between stigma and self-esteem, self-efficacy, and social satisfaction in young adults with autism spectrum disorder

You have been invited to take part in a research study called "Examining the relationship between stigma and self-esteem, self-efficacy, and social satisfaction in young adults with autism spectrum disorder", which is being conducted by Dr. Ashley Johnson Harrison, Kathryn Bangs, M.A., and Margaret Naughton from the College of Education at The University of Georgia. Please read this document completely to decide if you agree to take part in the research study. You must be at least 18 years old to participate. Participation is voluntary, and you can refuse to participate or stop taking part in the research study at any time without penalty or giving any reason. You can ask to have your information removed from the research records.

The purpose of this study is to find out about how young adults with autism spectrum disorder function in post-secondary education and professional settings and what methods of support should be put in place to best meet their needs. We are also interested in the way that having autism may impact the way they interact with others and the way others interact with them.

You will not benefit directly from our research; however, your participation may lead to a better understanding of how to serve young adults with autism spectrum disorders. The procedures involve taking a 20-30 minute survey.

The research study is not expected to cause any harm or discomfort. If you experience any discomfort, you are encouraged to let the researchers know immediately.

All of the information that you give will be confidential. No one outside of our research group will have access to the results as all data will be kept in a secured location. Your identity will be assigned a code, and the list linking names with identifier codes will be destroyed at the end of data collection. Reports will never include your name.

To take the survey, please click here: https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9T7pzPaSDqUg0Vn

If you have any questions please contact either Kathryn Bangs, M.A. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Ashley Johnson Harrison, Ph.D. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at 706-542-7512.