Understanding a complex spectrum disorder like autism is difficult enough in a purely academic setting. Yet when parents learn of their child’s autism diagnosis, they are tasked with educating themselves about autism and the wide range of treatment options available.
Research can play a critical role in that education. That is why OAR created A Parent’s Guide to Research, a basic primer on autism research. The guide includes:
- A glossary of terms
- An overview of scientific research
- How to determine if a particular study may or may not be pertinent to a particular child
- Questions to ask about participating in research studies
- Questions to consider when evaluating research studies
Download A Parent's Guide to Research (1.8 MB): To download the PDF file, right click on the above link and choose "Save Target As" to save the guide to your computer. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Guide.
2003 Spanish version: Click here
Please note that OAR's inventory is limited and restrict your order only to the resources necessary to you. OAR will consider providing up to 2 copies of A Parent's Guide to Research free of charge. All international shipping costs must be reimbursed to OAR.
For bulk orders, contact us at programs(at)researchautism(dot)org.
Click here for information about pricing.