Caregiver Experiences and Perceptions of Safety when Transporting Individuals with ASD

Location: Online Survey
Start Date: January 9th, 2019
End Date: February 15th, 2019

We are a group of doctoral occupational therapy students researching the perspectives of caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Specifically, we are looking into safety for all vehicle occupants while transporting children with ASD. We are reaching out to parents and caregivers in hopes of gaining a better understanding of experiences of transporting a child with ASD. Our goal is to gain insight into the lived experiences and identify gap areas in related knowledge, legislation, and confidence of parents and caregivers. Due to the limited clinical and political knowledge on this topic, we hope that you will complete this survey to give insight into child passenger safety.


Caregivers, age 18 or older, of individuals with an ASD diagnosis, who have traveled with or transported the individual.

Exclusion criteria: individuals who do not speak or read English are excluded from this study as translation services are not available.

Contact Information
For more information, please contact Missy Bryan at 615-460-6711 or