Many new parents/guardians of children first diagnosed with autism often feel anxiety about their child’s future. Many of these parents and guardians have lots of questions, such as, “Will my child be able to finish his education? Will my child be able to make friends? Will my child be able to live independently?” etc., which may possibly especially cause increased anxiety if these parents and guardians do not have the proper perceived social support that may be able to help them along the way. This in turn may affect the way these children are parented and raised and can make a great difference in the children’s lives.
What are the goals of the study?
To determine the relationship between perceived social support and future anxiety among Hispanic guardians of a child (2-18-years-old) diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) residing in the United States
What will happen during the visit or online?
30-60 minutes of participation for the online assessment.
How will this help families?
Participants may benefit from being validated about their experiences with their child who has recently been diagnosed with ASD and will receive resources for support as needed.