For the Participant Information form, please click here.
What is the purpose of this study?
The first purpose of the study is to measure patterns of autistic traits across generations within a family. This is being studied in order to improve our standards for the timing and quality of early interventions in children with ASD and/or with social-communication differences. The second purpose of this study is to investigate the experiences of grand-parenting in the context of ASD in their family, a topic that is important in understanding families holistically.
It is our hope that this information will help improve standards for the timing and quality of early interventions in children with ASD and/or at risk of ASD.
Who can participate?
This is a Australian wide study, currently seeking grandparents:
who have a child with autism and/ or
who have a grandchild with autism.
What is involved?
Participation involves the completion of two surveys, completed either online, by return post or via interview (telephone or in person). The first study takes between 5-20minutes to complete. The second survey differs in length, depending on your family structure. For more information, please look at the participant information form or contact us.