The Elephant in the Room: Talking to Children with ASD about their Diagnosis

Many families struggle with decisions pertaining to when, how, and if their child or adolescent with ASD should be informed about their diagnosis. Autism Spectrum Education and Research Training Group (ASERT), University of Calgary, are conducting a study to explore the important topic with the goal of developing strategies for supporting parents and professionals who are thinking about talking to a child with ASD about their diagnosis.

Also as part of the research ASERT are surveying professionals who have directly spoken to an individual with ASD about their diagnosis, and individuals themselves about their experience.

To participate in this research project: The Elephant in the Room: Talking to Children with ASD about their Diagnosis.

For more information contact: Amanda Smith, MSc - www.ucalgary.ca/asert/Discussion,www.ucalgary.ca.