Posted by: myautisticmuslimchild | November 19, 2010

Parents and Educators: Participate in a Research Study

I found this article along with the survey at

I wanted to share this with you all, so all of you have a chance to  help out  by simply answering a few questions.

Parents and Educators: Participate in a Research Study

Do you want the participate in a research study by simply filling out a survey? Dr. James Gilliam, the developer of the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS) is conducting a survey study to assist in revising the current version of the GARS. The current version (GARS-2), is a norm-referenced instrument that assists teachers, parents, and clinicians in identifying and diagnosing autism in individuals ages 3 through 22 and in estimating the severity of the child’s disorder. Items on the GARS-2 are based on the definitions of autism adopted by the Autism Society of America and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Fourth Edition-Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR). The instrument consists of 42 clearly stated items describing the characteristic behaviors of persons with autism. The items are grouped into three subscales: Stereotyped Behaviors, Communication, and Social Interaction. Using objective, frequency-based ratings, the entire scale can be completed and scored in 5 to 10 minutes. A structured interview form is included for gathering diagnostically important information from the child’s parents.

For completing the survey, Dr. Gilliam is offering $10 per survey for your assistance in this project. The survey is completed in relation to one individual with autism with whom you work (or your child). You can complete the survey as many times as you’d like as long as you fill them out for different individuals each time. No identifying information is collected for the individual so confidentiality is a given. The survey takes roughly 15 minutes to complete.

Click here to participate in the survey

to take the survey please click here or contact me at:

from autism community


  1. I love your blog. I’ve added it to my favorite bookmarks and subscribed in a reader. Looking forward to reading more posts by you. Thanks.

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