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Siblings experiences having a sibling diagnosed with Autism

Please read the below information regarding research that you may wish to participate in:

Katie Kelly Foran is a Psychology student in Dublin City University and is conducting her Masters Research Study on “Siblings experiences of having a sibling diagnosed with Autism”. Katie is currently recruiting siblings who live with/care for a child or adolescent (up to 25 years old) diagnosed with Autism to take part in her research study.

The aims of this study are to get an in-depth understanding of the life experiences of siblings caring for/living with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism, and explore their stress levels and the coping strategies they use, and if male and females cope differently. She also aims to look at supports in Ireland that are available to siblings.

If you would like to voluntarily participate in this study please contact Katie at, where you will be provided with further information on the study.