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TU/Harford Community College Department of Nursing Surveys

Amanda Girardi, Department of Nursing at Harford Community College, and Dr. Briana Snyder and Sharon Curran, Department of Nursing at Towson University, invite you to participate in a research study about healthy personal relationships and adults with autism. The goal is to implement educational sessions regarding this important topic in the community for adults with autism. First, however, they are looking to acquire a better understanding of what features and topics are important for these sessions. Your feedback as an adult with autism, parent of an adult with autism, or direct service provider, will be incredibly valuable.

Please note that participation is completely voluntary. You can choose to be in the study or not. If you decide to participate, the survey should take about 5-10 minutes. Survey responses are completely confidential, and you may opt out of the survey at any time. In order to compensate you for your time, you will have the option to enter a drawing for a $50 e-gift card at the end of the survey.

If you are a direct service provider for adults with autism, click here to begin the direct-service provider survey.

If you are a parent/guardian of an adult with autism, click here to begin the parent survey.

If you are the parent/guardian of an adult with autism who is a legal minor and your child would like to complete the survey, click here to give consent for your child to complete the adult with autism survey.

If you are an adult with autism who is NOT a legal minor and who is able to give your own informed consent, click here to begin the adult with autism survey.

Approval for this study was granted by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Towson University (#1383). If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant, please contact the TU Institutional Review Board Chairperson, Elizabeth Katz, Office of University Research Services, 8000 York Road, Towson University, Towson, Maryland 21252; phone (410) 704-2236. If you have questions about the study or if you wish to withdraw your consent, please contact the Investigators, Amanda Girardi (; 443-504-8664) or Briana Snyder (; 410-704-4851).