Effects of Socioeconomic status on age of autism diagnosis

Research Study

Hello, my name is Tatum Eppinger and I am a junior at Durham Academy Upper School. I’m inviting parents and guardians of autistic children to participate in an anonymous research study about the effects of socioeconomic status on the age of autism diagnosis, and your help would be greatly appreciated. The goal of this research study is to discover more information about a potential correlation between socioeconomic and status in order to help the future of autism diagnosis processes.

If you agree to participate in this study, you would be asked questions about you and your child’s general demographics. This includes your child’s official diagnosis, their age of diagnosis, the age at which you first noticed your child’s symptoms, when you first mentioned this to a doctor or specialist or when they first were told about the possibility of autism in their child, your race and ethnicity, your child’s race and ethnicity, and the approximate household income. This survey will also include a section on the impacts that autism has had on the life of the child.

This survey should take you approximately 5-10 minutes to complete, and you may choose to exit out of the form or survey without submitting at any time.

Any information you will share with the investigator will be kept completely confidential. Study findings will be presented only in summary form and names will not be used in any report.

Please note: You must be 18 or older to complete this survey. If you have any questions about this study, please contact 23eppinger@da.org. By completing this survey, you are consenting to participate in this study.

Click here to complete the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6qz8_XZCMqLlTb5Kf_tM3-at4-er89JGwfysD7OSKRepNew/viewform?usp=sf_link

Published on: Jan 11, 2022 at 13:42

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