Gender-Diverse Expressions and Identities among Youth with ASD

Research Study

We are investigating how gender identity develops in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder using a short anonymous questionnaire for parents of children with ASD. We hope that our study will generate findings which will be useful for better assisting individuals with ASD who may have gender-related concerns. Additionally, our study will hopefully provide valuable information for families of individuals with ASD.

Our study is focused on parents of youth with ASD ages 6-25 without a diagnosis of intellectual disability or global developmental delay. In addition, our study is limited to parents of youth who are able to speak in 3-4 word sentences.

Parents are asked to complete a short, completely anonymous and confidential questionnaire. It takes 10-15 minutes to complete this questionnaire, and completion is voluntary. This research study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of Northwell Health. If anyone has any questions about the study or the Institutional Review Board approval notice, they can reach out to Dr. Andrew Adesman ( Recruitment for this study is now active and will close on September 10, 2020.

The questionnaire can be accessed at: , or

We thank you in advance for your participation in our study!


Andrew Adesman, MD
Chief, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York

Professor of Pediatrics
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Published on: Jul 22, 2020 at 11:32