The ASD Restricted & Repetitive Behaviours Research Survey

Professor Andrew Cashin, a Professor of Nursing at Southern Cross University, NSW Australia has just launched a survey related to restrictive and repetitive behaviours in school age people on the spectrum for parents and guardians to complete. The survey has been approved by the Southern Cross University Human ethics committee (approval ECN-16-249)

While central to the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) restrictive and repetitive behaviours often change over time and increase and decrease in intensity.

This survey forms part of the process of developing this knowledge. The survey is for parents and or guardians of people with ASD engaged in some form of primary or secondary schooling (in the approximate age range of 6-18 years). This includes parents and guardians of people with the diagnosis of ASD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified (PDDnos). The survey will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. Answers can be saved and the survey completed at a later time if needed.

For any concerns related to the ethical conduct of this research please contact the chair of the human research ethics committee Southern Cross University For any questions related to the survey please contact Andrew on  The findings will form the basis of journal publications, conference presentations and future research plans. All published findings will not be identifiable to any single participant.

To take the survey visit

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