We are interested in learning about the parenting experiences of mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), especially during their child’s infancy.

To do this, we are conducting an online survey study that will ask you questions about your parenting experiences, your mental health, your relationship with your child, your attachment style and your child’s behaviour during their first years of life. We will also ask you about your support needs during the first years of your child’s life. If you choose to participate in this study, you will have access to the online survey. The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. All data will be stored securely on a server within the University of Queensland computer network.

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By asking about your experience parenting a child with ASD, we hope to better understand the support needs of mothers of young children with ASD. This will help us to develop supportive strategies that target those aspects that are most important to mothers of young children with ASD.


You can participate in this study if:

  1. You are aged 18 years or older and,
  2. are the mother of a child aged up to 10 years who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and
  3. are living in Australia.

Register your interest:

To learn more and register to participate, visit the study web page:

Autism Spectrum Disorder study

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2019002138]