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Autism Family Study

Jocelyn Gorlin, an experienced pediatric nurse practitioner pursuing a PhD at the University of Minnesota, is conducting a study to explore the experiences of families who live with a school-age child (5-12 years old) who has autism. The study consists of individual and family discussions to identify strengths and concerns you may have. Interviews will be arranged at your convenience. 

If you would like to participate, please contact Gorlin at 612.716.6541 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The study will be conducted through June 30, 2015.

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Study of Couples with Autism

Kim Bolling, the spouse of a man whom she believes has AS, and also a doctoral candidate at  Antioch University New England in Keene, NH, is the principal investigator on a research project that is a quantitative study of relational adjustment in couples in which at least one partner has AS or ASD. 

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Learning Supports Needed for Successful Employment

A graduate student in the Department of Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University is conducting a research study to explore the types of learning supports needed in organizations that enable individuals with autism to thrive. 

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Research studies using Internet training

Ball State University is conducting two research studies that use the Internet to provide parents and caregivers with training in evidence-based strategies. Project 1: Web-Based Training to Improve Compliance with Parent/Child Interactions. Project 2: Web-Based Training to Increase Parental Empowerment. Click here for more information or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Texas Woman's University Study of Parents' Cultural Perceptions

This research, conducted by Texas Woman's University, is to study parents' cultural perceptions and level of trust in individuals of different cultures and how it can affect the parents' decision to accept a diagnosis and/or mental health services for their child. Click here to participate. If you have questions, contact Andrea Wierzchowski at 903.229.2302.