What Is the Relationship Between Caregivers’ Early Memories and Expectations for Their Children with Autism?

Research Study

This research is being conducted by Robert Saxner, M.A., at William James College in partial fulfillment of a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. This study examines the relationship between caregivers’ childhood recollections and their expectations for their children with autism. Participants in this study are raising a child or young adult under 22-years-of-age with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. The study consists of a confidential, face-to-face, semi-structured interview of about 45-60 minutes. During this interview, you will be asked questions about your expectations for your child or young adult with autism along with questions about memories of your childhood. This interview will be audio recorded and later transcribed by the researcher. You may feel free to refrain from answering any questions that you do not feel comfortable with or discontinue the interview at any time. The purpose of this research study is to examine this relationship to understand how caregivers’ early recollections might influence expectations for their children with autism.


Published on: Feb 5, 2020 at 11:04