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Looking for parents of children on the autism spectrum to complete an online survey

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MEDIA: smoresun Fri 07-Jun-13 13:55:27

Dear Mumsnet members,

I am a postgraduate student at Swansea University in Wales. For my master’s dissertation, I am investigating the effect that receiving a child’s autism diagnosis can have on parents. I am looking at both personal growth and stress symptoms that occur following a child’s diagnosis and hope to identify the characteristics of the parents that lead to these experiences. Understanding how parents are affected is important as a parent’s mental health is often overlooked, yet can have a large impact on their family and lives.

I am looking for mothers and fathers over the age of 18 who have at least one child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and would be willing to complete an anonymous 20-minute online survey.

Please follow this link: to find the information sheet, consent form, and questionnaire. Further information about the study is provided to the participants in a debrief form at the end of the questionnaire. If you have any questions, please contact me at I would be happy to provide anyone who participates a copy of the results at the end of the study.

Kind regards,

smoresun Sat 19-Oct-13 21:47:58

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in my study. I've submitted my dissertation and my supervisor wants to publish the study. So a HUGE thanks to you all.

In order to publish, we'd like to have a larger sample so I am looking for more participants. If you haven't already participate, please consider it! This research's aim is to help understand parent's experiences and the personal effect that caring for a child with autism can have on a parent.

Thanks again!

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