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My name is Rita Abdel-Baki and I am a Clinical Psychology PhD Student at the University of Guelph. I am completing my dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Kristel Thomassin in the Child Emotion and Mental Health Lab. For my dissertation, I am researching parental self-efficacy, or how well a parent feels able to meet their child’s needs, in parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder. I hope to learn more about how parental self-efficacy relates to parent, child, and systemic factors. This project has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Board for compliance with federal guidelines for research involving human participants (REB# 21-05-012).
Parents or caregivers with a child who is 6-18 years old and has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (including autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, or pervasive developmental disorder – not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS)) are welcome to participate.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org