Who Knows You Best

Research Study

We are launching a study to examine if sibling reports capture the same phenomena as adult-self reports and parent reports to explore whether siblings shed a different light on individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. With this information, we hope to gain a better understanding of how well individuals report on their siblings with ASD in comparison to adult-self reports and parent-report. By exploring the comparison between this triad, researchers will have a better understanding of the impact and meaning of sibling reports.

Specifically, we are recruiting individuals with ASD who are over the age of 18 with at least one typically developing sibling. At least one sibling and one parent must be willing to participate in the research study as well as the individual with ASD. These three individuals will form a triad that will be asked to complete questionnaires about the individual with ASD. The questionnaires will ask about the individual with ASD’s theory of mind, social responses, repetitive behaviors, depression, and anxiety. All information will be connected with a family code, but all of the reported or published data will be de-identified, and an email will be collected separately to provide compensation.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns!

email: crehanlab@tufts.edu
Published on: Dec 12, 2019 @ 16:02