So a few days ago, I received a note on this blog alerting me to a study being done at Fordham University concerning the effects of spirituality on autism parents. It looks like a really good opportunity parents to help researchers understand one of the most underreported aspect of many their lives. So I’m posting the note here, and encouraging everyone to participate. Note that it is concerned with how “spiritual variables may contribute to or detract from growth.” So this is meant to look at the topic objectively, and not ideologically.
So take a look at the note, and follow the link for the study. Let’s try to help the researchers get as full a picture as possible. Thanks!
Hello. My name is Elizabeth Tobin. I am a graduate assistant for Dr. Mary Beth Werdel, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Fordham University in New York. We are conducting an anonymous study to explore spirituality as a coping resource for parents raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder.
The goal of the study is to increase our understanding of the ways spiritual variables may contribute to or detract from growth following the potentially stressful life experiences of raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete the survey.
I wonder if you could help us find parents by posting a link to the research study on your blog? We would be very grateful for any help you could provide.
If you have any questions about the project you may contact Mary Beth Werdel at firstname.lastname@example.org