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.
Kelly Pisapia, a graduate student at Rhode Island College, currently is working on a research study, under the guidance of Dr. Emily Cook, and Dr. Paul LaCava. She is seeking feedback from parents of children ages 3-17 diagnosed with autism. Her project, a 30-minute online survey, examines how parents influence their child’s overall well being. Click here to participate.
A behavior analyst at Ball State University is conducting two studies using the internet to provide parents with training in evidence-based strategies. Parents in the study will video record themselves spending time with their child and will complete 10 hours of web-based training. Some parents will receive additional coaching with a behavior specialist. Click here for more information.