The Relationship Between Anxiety and Empathy in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Oct 1 2013 12:00 am
Dec 1 2013 11:59 pm
America/New York
University of Houston, Houston, TX
Brief Description
This study will investigate the relationship between anxiety and empathy in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  The study will use parent report on several questionnaires to investigate this relationship. Questionnaires can be completed online and the study is estimated to take no more than 50 minutes to complete from start to finish.  Responses to all questionnaire items will be anonymous and no identifying information will be included in any future publications or presentations of study results.
Incentives will be offered to three randomly selected participants who complete the study.  If selected, those who elect to supply their email addresses to the study investigator will receive a $25 gift card to  For those who do not wish to supply an email address, an option will be available to make a donation of equal value to an autism research organization. 
Parents whose children are between the ages of 8 and 12 and have been formally diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, PDD-NOS).  Parents whose children have been formally diagnosed with both an Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as an Intellectual Disability (previously termed mental retardation) will not be eligible to participate in this particular study.
Contact Information
Natalie Raff