Survey – Multi-Stakeholder Perspectives on Acceptability of Pediatric Autism Therapies


In Canada, autistic children may receive different therapies, like occupational therapy, speech-language pathology services, physical therapy, or applied behavior analysis-based therapies. While the use of some of these therapies is common, there is limited evidence about how these therapies are perceived by stakeholders.  Using an online survey, we are exploring the perspectives autistic individuals, parents of autistic individuals and clinicians on the acceptability of these specific therapies. We will be inviting autistic individuals, parents of autistic individuals, and clinicians who work with autistic children (e.g., occupational therapists, behavioral therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, family physicians, developmental pediatricians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, social workers) to participate in this survey.

The survey is open between January 27th and February 24th, 2022. The survey is estimated to take between 10-30 minutes to complete, with more time needed if the participant’s responses to the written questions are longer or they have multiple autistic people in their immediate family.

Click here to complete the survey


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