The “National Survey of Supports Family Members/ Adult Allies Provide to Young People during their Transition Years” will document the support family members, parents and friends provide for young people with behavioral health needs during the transition years.
The “National Survey” was developed through a collaboration between the Pathways Research and Training Center at Portland State University and FREDLA, the Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association.
The information you provide will help youth- and family-run organizations, policy makers and service planners better understand and respond to the needs and preferences of young adults with behavioral health needs and their families.
SEEKING SURVEY PARTICIPANTS
We are seeking survey participants who are:
- Family members/other allies (family member, parent or friend) who provided support to young adults with behavioral health challenges during their transition years; OR
- Young adults who are currently at least 18 years old who experienced behavioral health challenges during their transition years and receive or have received support from a family member or other ally.
To access the family member/adult ally survey, click here.
To access the young adult survey, click here.
This survey is voluntary and confidential and will take about 25 minutes to complete. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise to promote solutions for young adults with behavioral health needs and their families.
PLEASE HELP US RECRUIT RESPONDENTS! ENCOURAGE YOUNG ADULTS WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEEDS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS OR OTHER ALLIES TO TAKE THIS SURVEY.
We need your help to make sure family members, allies and young adults know about this national survey and have the opportunity to participate. The information being gathered will be invaluable to understanding how family members and allies support young adults during the transition years and how services, systems and providers can best support young adults with behavioral health needs and their families.
To help, you can download a copy of the recruitment flyer below to share with family members, allies and young adults or you can share a link to this page in your newsletters, publications or communications to your networks.
We are sharing this to help the researcher learn more that might help students with ASD. Lydia
Looking for Parents of Postsecondary Students with Autism to Participate in a Paid Research Study
As a parent and student, I am reaching out to you as a fellow parent to help me with a research study I am working on at the University of Illinois at Chicago in order to complete my PhD in Special Education. I am trying to learn how parents of current or former college students who have a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD, including Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD-NOS) help or have helped their students with ASD while in college or university in the United States. To do this, I have created a survey and questionnaire that take about 15-25 minutes of time which you will confidentially complete at Qualtrics.com, a secure site provided by University of Illinois at Chicago. You will receive a $20 Starbucks gift card for your time after you complete the online study. If you are interested please click www.collegestudentparentsstudy.com in order to learn if you qualify for participating in the study.
Please share or email this information with a parent of a college/university student with ASD who may be interested in participating.
Cheryl J. Widman PhD Candidate – Special Education University of Illinois at Chicago