Armed Forces Families with Autistic Teenage Children Research
Are you a care giving parent of a young person with autism, within the military community?
If so, you are invited to participate in a PhD research study being conducted through the University of Worcester.
To date, much of the research involving military families has been USA based, and no study within the UK has explored in depth the experiences and perceptions of parents of young people with autism, within a military family.
It is hoped that the findings of this study will contribute to policy and education of health and social care professionals.
The participants will be asked to complete two telephone interviews, at their convenience, six months apart. All participants will be provided with an anonymous fictional name, and their location, ages of children, military connection etc will not be disclosed.
To participate, you would need to be:
care giving parent of a young person with an autism diagnosis (*), who is aged between 13 and 25 years if:
- One parent is currently serving in UK HM Armed Forces.
- One parent has recently left UK HM Armed Forces within the last five years.
*Written confirmation by a professional or educational establishment of autism/Asperger diagnosis or potential of this diagnosis.
This research has received full ethical approval from the University of Worcester.
If you wish to participate, please register your interest, by contacting:
Philippa White on email: firstname.lastname@example.org