Research study into parenting experiences of autistic people

Amber Dugdale, Trainee Clinical Psychologist at Sheffield University, is looking for autistic parents who are willing to take part in her research:

Do you have a diagnosis of autism? Are you a parent of a child between 5-15 years of age?

I am looking for participants for a research study aimed at better understanding the experiences of autistic parents.

This will involve taking part in an hour-long interview about your experience of parenting and how being autistic may impact this experience. We hope that the research will be helpful for tailoring services to autistic parents and have implications for the services of their children too.

I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist and this project will form part of my thesis. You will be eligible to take part if you:

  • Have a formal diagnosis on the autism spectrum (e.g. autism; Asperger Syndrome; High-functioning autism; autism spectrum condition/disorder)
  • Are a parent
  • Do not also have a diagnosis of a learning disability
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are over 18 years of age
  • Currently a parent to child between 5-15 years of age.Please do get in touch if you have any questions and/or are interested in participating and further information will be provided.

Amber Dugdale: