Boston researchers study impact of autism

Researchers at Harvard University and Mass General Hospital are conducting a study to better understand the health and financial impact of autism spectrum disorder. As part of this study, the researchers would like to interview parents of children between the ages of 3-18 years who have been diagnosed with autism, Asperger’s disorder, or pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified.

In 90 minute group interview sessions, parents will be asked questions about their child’s current wellbeing, as well as characteristics of their child that influence his or her wellbeing. They will also be asked about their own wellbeing, both physically and emotionally, and the financial costs that their family has had to bear because of their child’s autism spectrum disorder.

via Autism-PDD Message Boards: Boston, MA area research study.

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