Coronavirus and Autism Behavioral Study (CABS)

Research Study

Is your child on the autism spectrum? You can play an important role in research by participating in a free, voluntary, and confidential study evaluating the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on children with autism and their families!

Objective: Researchers at The Ohio State University are seeking to understand the factors that contribute to child and family risk and resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on the autism population specifically. (Note: This study is recruiting parents only.)

This study might be a good fit if you:
• are over the age of 18-years-old;
• have a child with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) between the ages of 3- and 10-years-old;
• are comfortable reading and answering questions about you and your child in English, and have access to an electronic device;
• currently live in the United States.

If you decide to take part in this study, you would:
• participate in an initial phone screening (~30 minutes);
• complete a series of survey questionnaires designed to understand your child and your family’s experiences (~2 hours total);
• join a researcher for two video interviews meant to discuss your child’s development in-depth (~2 hours total);

Parents who take part in this study will receive:
• two $10 Amazon gift cards to thank them for their time;
• a summary of research findings at the close of the study;
• a list of national resources and support services related to autism.

Your participation could lead to enhanced methods to create, track, and assess treatments for children with ASD and their families!

To participate or request more information, please contact us by phone (614.247.4997) or email (

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Published on: Sep 14, 2020 at 09:25

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