1. Survey Information and Consent Questions

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Thank you for participating in my study. My name is Kevin Carroll. I am a Science Research student at Yorktown High School in Yorktown Heights, NY.

This survey is approximately 10 pages long and should take 10-15 minutes to complete.

A few important notes before you start:
-Once you start the survey, please complete it in one sitting because your responses will not be saved if you leave the website.

-An asterisk * indicates that the question must be answered to continue with the survey.

-The insight gained from this survey will be used in the development of a new model of autism support groups and parental training workshops.The purpose of this study is to explore what aspects of caring for a child with autism are most stressful, explore strategies for dealing with stress, and explore how support groups address certain issues in parenting.

-If you have more than one child with autism, please complete this survey based on your child with the most severe symptoms.
 
-If you'd like to help spread the word about this survey, you can send the link to the survey to another parent of a child with autism. I would greatly appreciate every response I can get.

-Your responses will be kept completely confidential. If you would like to know the group-level results of this survey, please send a separate email to kevin.carroll@yorktown.org with "Autism Survey Results" as the subject. I will be happy to share my results with anyone who would like to know. (As the survey is anonymous, result requests written in the comment boxes will not be answered.)

-If you have any questions regarding my survey, please feel free to contact me at kevin.carroll@yorktown.org or my Science Research teacher, Mr. Michael Blueglass, at yorktownhusker@gmail.com.

Consent Questions for Parent/Guardian

You must complete this consent form in order to proceed with the survey.

Question Title

* 1. Consent Questions for Parent/Guardian

You must complete this consent form in order to proceed with the survey.

  Yes No (if you answer "No" to any of the above, your survey will not be counted.)
I am the parent and/or legal guardian of a child on the Autism Spectrum.
I understand that I may stop answering the survey questions at any point or skip any questions that I would not like to answer.
I understand that this survey and its results will be 100% anonymous throughout the entire study.
I certify that I am 18 years of age or older.

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