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Experiences of Parents Raising a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Thesis Dissertation for the Doctor of Psychological Science In Clinical Psychology for Qualified Clinicians (NUIG)


Thank you for your interest in taking part in our research on parents’ experiences of raising a child with ASD. It is hoped that this information will help to understand what supports parents and helps them manage.


We’re going to ask you questions about your child, your family, your living circumstances, quality of life, supports, and coping. These questions altogether may take around 40 minutes so please make sure you are comfortable.


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The full information sheet is available on the next page. We ask that you give some time to read the information sheet and understand what is being asked of you.


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If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us directly via email: L.higgins22@nuigalway.ie


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