Tuesday, November 8, 2011

National Study on Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum

National Study on Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Hello.  My name is Ann Liesen and I am a Doctoral Candidate at Oakland University in the School of Education, Department of Counseling.  I am conducting a dissertation study examining the relationship between parent’s perceived stress and quality of life satisfaction when raising a child with ASD.  I am also exploring coping and social support conditions that influence this relationship. 

If you are a parent raising a child with autism spectrum disorder between the age of birth- 21 years in your family home at least 50% of the time, I welcome your participation. You may contribute to this study by answering a survey as honestly as you can.  The survey should take approximately 20 to 30 minutes of your valuable time.  To participate simply click on the following link

If you know a family member, friend, or acquaintance that is parenting a child on the autism spectrum who may be willing to participate, please forward this link to them.  I am seeking parents of children across the entire spectrum of the ASD community. 

Thank you for your help!  Your contribution will help inform best practice for supporting parents of children with ASD. 

Warmest regards,
Ann Liesen, MA, Doctoral Candidate

To obtain additional copies of the survey: Parents, agencies, and organizations may request one or multiple copies of the survey to be sent to them electronically or by mail by replying to  Please state the number of copies needed, the preferred format for delivery (electronic or by mail), and provide a return address.   To protect anonymity, parents are encouraged to provide a return address that is different from their personal residence.

Paper copies with return envelops may be obtained at the front desk at: 1270 Doris Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan, 48326.

Study closes on January, 31, 2012 @ 11:59pm (EST)

Faculty Sponsor:  Robert Fink, Ph.D.      Phone: (248) 370-2012      Email:

IRB Chair:  Christine Stiller          Phone: (248) 370-4047     Email:

Research Approval #:    4845

1 comment:

Omniscient said...

Great Post. Keep up the good work on Dealing with Autism.



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