Tyler Hassenfeldt, a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at Virginia Tech, is working on a study to better understand the experience of siblings and parents of individuals with autism. Hassenfeldt, along with the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic in Blacksburg, VA, is recruiting siblings of children with autism to participate in a long-distance research study.Siblings should be in grades 1-9 and have a sibling with autism. Siblings must currently live in the same home, and the sibling without ASD must attend a public or private school. Participating parent must be primary caregiver, but other parent is welcome to participate, too.
Phase I: Complete surveys by mail (45-60 minutes).
Phase II: Participate in a one-on-one interview by phone or Skype (20-30 minutes). Compensation will be provided for each phase.