Well-being of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Developmental Coordination Disorder: cross-cultural and cross-disorder comparative studies  

I am currently conducting my PhD at Université Paris Cité in Paris under the supervision of Pr. Emilie Cappe. Our research project is a cross-cultural and cross-disorder study of the well-being of parents of children with autism which includes two studies. The first one is a cross-disorder comparative study of the well-being of parents of French parents of autistic children and parents of children with dyspraxia (DCD). The second study is a cross-cultural comparison of the well-being of French, American, Canadian and Lebanese parents of autism.

Léa Chawki, Emilie Cappe, Nathalie Poirier

Who can participate: 
Canadian parents who are born and residing in Canada and having a child with autism aged between 3 and 20 years old.

What’s involved: 
Participants can complete a series of questionnaire which we estimate will take 30 minutes of time to complete online, on the following subjects: Parental stress, Quality of life, Anxious and depressive symptoms, Child’s problem behaviors, Coping and Emotion regulation strategies, Perceived social support, and Stigma. Parents can also participate to a semi-structured research interview which will further focus on the experience of parenting an autistic child via Zoom or Skype.


Interested in participating:  
If you have any questions please e-mail lea.chawki@etu.u-paris.fr

February 1, 2024