Stress, coping, and support needs in caregivers of gender-diverse children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and gender-diverse children with ASD

Research Study

Are you the parent or caregiver of a person who is gender-diverse and/or has ASD level 1? We need your help to increase understanding of caregiver experience and support needs.

Some research suggests that people with ASD are more likely to be gender-diverse than the general population1. Parents of gender-diverse children with ASD may have different support needs to parents of neurotypical gender-diverse children or children with ASD but not gender-diversity. Understanding these differences enables services to provide tailored and effective support, which increases quality of life for parents and children by reducing stress, enhancing parenting capacity, and improving parent-child relationships.

• Aged 18 years or over, AND
• Can read and write in English, AND
• The parent or caregiver of someone who is gender-diverse AND/OR has a diagnosis of ASD level 1 N.B. ASD level 1 previously been called Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning Autism.
N.B. Long-term foster carers, relative/kinship carers, permanent carers, step-parents, and other caregiver arrangements are encouraged to participate. This does not include employee caregivers, e.g. nannies.

What is involved?
An anonymous online survey about your parenting experience.
The survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes.

To participate, please go to the following link:


Published on: Apr 26, 2021 at 07:51

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