Caregiver Stigma Research Study

February 22, 2024

The moderating effect of social support: Experiences of affiliate stigma and depressive symptoms in caregivers of autistic children.

Researchers from Queen’s University are interested in how experienced stigma and social support affect the mood of caregivers of children with autism.

The study is looking for the primary caregiver of autistic children between the ages of one and eighteen who live at home. The primary caregiver would be asked to complete five short questionnaires which would take about 45-60 minutes.

For your participation, you will receive a $10 gift card from Amazon.

Participate in the study

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For more information, contact Kayla Gordon at 613.533.2894 or email

Autism New Jersey strongly recommends reviewing the following information prior to participating in any research study:

For more information and a comprehensive list of potential benefits and risks of participating, please contact the investigators. For helpful information on being an informed research participant, please visit the Organization for Autism Research’s (OAR) Parent’s Guide to Research. Appendix B provides a list of questions to ask prior to participation and overviews your rights as a research participant.