Focus Groups, Research Studies and Surveys

Please find listed below a few focus group opportunities and ongoing local or statewide research studies/surveys related to Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Please note the Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia is a locally funded organization serving families and professionals in the Tidewater Virginia.  All information provided or published is for informational purposes only.  We do not promote or endorse any program, treatment or provider.

Virginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence
Screening, Diagnosis, and Evaluation Task Force Family Survey

Dear Parent,
Please consider taking the time to complete this short survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5YQFBQX) about your experiences navigating the process of obtaining an autism spectrum diagnosis for your child. By completing this survey, you will help the Virginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence Screening, Diagnosis, and Evaluation Task Force determine trends in diagnosis, and areas to recommend change.

If you have any questions, please contact me:

Staci Carr, Ph.D.
Technical Assistance Coordinator
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
School of Education
Virgina Commonwealth University

secarr@vcu.edu
www.vcuautismcenter.org 

Virginia Commonwealth University and Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
Developmental Pediatrics Family Focus Group

Virginia Commonwealth University is conducting family focus groups at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters locations with the aim of improving services provided to children with Autism at CHKD.  Parents with children ages 9 and under and have received an Autism diagnosis through the neurodevelopmental clinic at CHKD are eligible to participate in this research.  Parents must be at least 18 years.

Parents who participate in this research will be compensated $50 in appreciation for their time.

If you think you are interested in participating in this research, please register at https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=3HNRPHKFFA or contact Nicole Rada at the Partnership for People with Disabilities at (804) 827-0016 or ncrada@vcu.edu.

The focus groups should take approximately 1½ hours and will be held at the following locations at following times:

October 10, 2017
1:00pm or 6:00pm
CHKD Health Center at Landstown
1924 Landstown Centre Way Virginia Beach, VA 23456

October 11, 2017
1:00pm or 6:00pm
CHKD Health & Surgery Center at Oyster Point
11783 Rock Landing Drive Newport News, VA 23606

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Focus Group on Thought Patterns and Emotions in Autism

Volunteer Participants must meet one of the following:
Be a young adult between the ages of 16 and 30 with Autism Spectrum Disorder
OR
Be a caregiver of a young adult between the ages of 16 and 30 with Autism Spectrum Disorder

There is no cost to participate in this study.
Participants will be compensated for their time.

For more information call: 757-446-5176

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