Factors that Influence Family Decision Making for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder


A three part research project that examines influences on family decision making for young children with ASD; a qualitative pilot study identified key factors that influence a family's decision to have a child evaluated for ASD for early treatment.

Major Activities

  • Finalize online survey that will quantify the relative influence of various factors and family proirities
  • Develop/pilot test an intervention that gathers family influences/priorities, synthesizes data, and produces a profile to assist families in working with providers

Funding Source

  • VCU Office of Research


Parthy Dinora
Email: padinora@vcu.edu