Please take a minute to read the following message from a PhD student working on a project regarding bullying and ASD.
Bullying and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Are you the parent of a child or youth who has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome or Autism? Researchers from York University, Dr. Jonathan Weiss and Catherine Cappadocia, are conducting a nation wide study to investigate bullying experiences among children and youth diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). There is currently little research on this topic despite anecdotal evidence that suggests it is a very important issue for children and youth with ASD. This study will identify factors that increase or decrease the likelihood of bullying and investigate the impact of bullying on the mental health of children with ASD.
Please take 30 minutes to complete an important survey about bullying! As a first step towards a better understanding of bullying and victimization among children and youth with ASD, parents can complete this survey online. Parents will be asked to talk about their child’s experiences with bullying, school situation, and diagnosis and symptoms of Asperger syndrome or Autism. Parents will also be asked their own perspective on their child’s health and behaviour and how this makes them feel.
Survey results will be used to support school and community programs for children and youth with ASD. The knowledge gained through this study will contribute to the development of future bullying prevention and intervention programs across Canada. This project was approved by the York University Research Ethics Board.
Thank you in advance for your consideration! As a token of our appreciation, all survey participants will be entered into a drawing for $300.
To learn more about the survey or to participate, please click here:
You can also see the other projects we have for families of people with ASD by going to the website: www.familyprojects.ca