Examining Caregiver Experiences during the ASD Diagnostic Process

Summary: 
The purpose of this study is to gain richer insights into Canadian families’ experiences as they navigate the ASD diagnostic process. In particular, we are interested in hearing from families who experienced a delay in receiving an ASD diagnosis for their child (in this study, diagnosis is considered delayed at the age of 5 or older). We plan to accomplish this objective through gathering information in the form of an online survey from families who have been through the diagnostic process.

Researchers: 
Amber Yaholkoski, M.A. (PhD Student in Clinical Psychology), Dr. Janine Newton Montgomery, Dr. Brenda Stoesz, Dr. Kirsten Wirth, and Dr. Shahin Shooshtari

Who can participate: 
Canadian families with children (ages 5-15) living with autism that were diagnosed at the age of 5 or older.

What’s involved: 
Participants will complete an online survey via Qualtrics (survey software), including relevant demographic information, experiences during the ASD diagnostic process, and an ASD checklist. The survey is 66 questions in length and will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

Compensation:
Participants will have the opportunity to enter a draw for 1 of 3 $100 Amazon eGift cards. They will have the opportunity to provide their email at the end of the survey to enter the draw.

Interested in participating:  
Please email Amber Yaholkoski at yaholkoa@myumanitoba.ca to participate

Deadline:
December 31, 2020

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