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An Investigation into The Psychological Impact of Caring for a Child with Autism.

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

Enitan Agboola a student researcher along with Dr Aoife Quinn, Principal Investigator from Dublin City University, are conducting a research project on “Differences in Parental Stress and the Psychological impact of Caring for a Child with Autism”.

The study aims to assess the differences in stress levels experienced between parents of a typically developing child and parents of a child with Autism between the ages of 10 to 17.

You must be 18-years old or older to take part in the study and be a resident of the Republic of Ireland. The survey consists of a range of multiple choice questions which should take 20 minutes to complete. You will be required to answer questions relating to your experience of parental stress, as well as social support available to you in caring for your child(ren).

If you require further information about this study or about you participating in it, please contact the research supervisor/ Principal Investigator – Dr Aoife Quinn at:

If you wish to participate in this study please find further information attached, and the link to the survey here.