Welcome to My Survey

You are invited to be part of a research study. The researcher is a doctoral learner at Capella University in the School of Psychology. The information in this form is provided to help you decide if you want to participate. The form describes what you will do during the study and the risks and benefits of the study
If you have any questions or do not understand something in this form, you should ask the researcher. Do not participate in the study unless the researcher has answered your questions and you decide that you want to be part of this study. You can contact the researcher via e-mail at mkitchener@capellauniversity.edu

WHAT IS THIS STUDY ABOUT?
The researcher wants to find out what people think about the social responsiveness of their son/daughter with autism.
The researcher also wants to evaluate the social responsiveness of autistic children and teenagers involved in different therapy programs.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE IN THIS STUDY?
About 63 participants will be in this study.

WHY AM I BEING ASKED TO BE IN THE STUDY?
You are invited to be in the study because you are:
• You are a parent of an young child or adolescent with autism
• Your child has been involved in a Son-Rise Program, Floor Time/DIR Applied Behavioral Analysis or other therapy program
All participants will have children on the autism spectrum between the ages of 4-18.
If you do not meet the description above, you are not able to be in the study.

WHO IS PAYING FOR THIS STUDY?
The researcher is not receiving funds to conduct this study.

WILL IT COST ANYTHING TO BE IN THIS STUDY?
You do not have to pay to be in the study.

HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THE STUDY?
If you decide to be in this study, your participation will last about 15-20 minutes.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THIS STUDY?
If you decide to be in this study and you click next, you will do the following things:
• Complete a multiple choice survey about the social responsiveness of your child and answer a few questions about the types of therapies your child has been involved in.


WILL BEING IN THIS STUDY HELP ME?
Being in this study will not help you. Information from this study might help researchers help others in the future.

ARE THERE RISKS TO ME IF I AM IN THIS STUDY?
No study is completely risk-free. However, we don’t anticipate that you will be harmed or distressed during this study. You may stop being in the study at any time if you become uncomfortable. You should be aware, however, that there is a small possibility that responses could be viewed by unauthorized parties (e.g. computer hackers because your responses are being entered and stored on a web server)

WILL I GET PAID?
You will not receive anything for being in the study.

DO I HAVE TO BE IN THIS STUDY?
Your participation in this study is voluntary. You can decide not to be in the study and you can change your mind about being in the study at any time. There will be no penalty to you. If you want to stop being in the study, tell the researcher.

WHO WILL USE AND SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT MY BEING IN THIS STUDY?
Any information you provide in this study will be kept confidential. You will not be required to provide your name or age. Due to the fact that this is an online survey all your information will be entered anonymously. In any written reports or publications, no one will be able to identify you. If you have any questions you may e-mail the researcher at mkitchener@capella.edu
DO YOU WANT TO BE IN THIS STUDY?
By clicking the link below you agree to the following statement:
I have read this form I give my consent.

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