The Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) provides evaluation for the Vermont Department of Health‘s Vermont Implementation Grant for Improving Services for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Developmental Disabilities (DD), a grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB).
The survey link is posted on the VFN website and it will be posted on the Autism News and Surveys pages. The survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete and covers topics like:
- Accessibility of Services
- Accessibility of Information
- Coordination of Community and Medical Based Care
- Family Centered and Culturally Appropriate Care
- Funding to pay for ASD-DD Services
To participate in this survey click on this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SurveyFamiliesChildrenASD-DD
The survey will remain open until Friday May 24th. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. email Maria Mercedes Avila or call at (w) 802-656-8376 Adjunct Faculty – College of Nursing and Health SciencesProgram Evaluator – Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) – College of MedicineProgram Evaluator and Multi-cultural Coordinator – Vermont Interdisciplinary Leadership Education for Health Professionals (ILEHP) – College of Medicine – University of Vermont
Researchers at the University of Utah are inviting parents of adolescents with autism and Asperger’s to complete an online survey (35-40 minutes) about sexual development and relationships. Parents have reported feeling uncertain about what to expect as children reach puberty and start thinking about relationships, and we would like to help smooth this transition for families in the autism community. Eligible participants will be entered into a drawing to win one of ten $40 pre-paid Visa gift cards! We will also be glad to send you lists of sexuality-related resources that we have compiled for parents and youth. Your child must be ages 12-18 years and diagnosed by a healthcare professional. We will send you two additional email reminders to participate. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, will not be shared with anyone, and will be erased after the final email is sent. Your email address will NOT be linked in any way with your survey responses; all responses are completely anonymous. Information from this project will be used to develop programs benefitting the nationwide autism community. To participate, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact the research coordinator, Laura Graham or call (801)-585-7114.
The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders and the Department of Psychology at the University of Vermont are currently seeking female primary caregivers of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 4 to 13 years old to participate in a research study that provides free parent training to support children’s behavior and social adaptation and decrease parental stress. Families who meet criteria for participation in the study will be assigned at random to a parent training or to a parent training plus an individualized parental physical activity program. To participate in the study, families must be open to participation in either group. If you are interested in participating or know of any other families with children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or Autism Spectrum Disorder who may be interested in participating, please contact 802-656-4717 or email@example.com. For more information, click here.
Recruiting child participants for reading comprehension study
The primary purpose of this project is to examine some of the factors that may contribute to reading comprehension difficulties often experienced by children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The characteristics of these students will be compared to a group of typically-developing peers. Seeking participants to recruit who are typically-developing children in 5th through 8th grade, as well as those who have a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome, autism, or PDD-NOS for participation in this study. For more information, contact Kristen Weissinger. For information on the Email Recruitment letter, click here.
The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders and the Department of Psychology at the University of Vermont are currently seeking female primary caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 5 to 12 years old to participate in a research study that provides free parent training to support children’s social behavior and understanding and decrease parental stress. For a flyer about this study, click here. Parent recruitment letter, click here.
The Department of Communication Sciences at the University of Vermont is currently seeking volunteers for participation in a research study, which will examine the looking patterns of typically developing children and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when presented with different kinds of face and shape stimuli. This information is important because it may be useful for understanding what kinds of visual supports are most effective in supporting social understanding in ASD. For more information click here.
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Autism Website Feedback
Please provide Vermont Family Network with your feedback regarding our Autism program by completing a brief survey. To complete the survey, please click here.