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"... the most important considerations in devising educational programs for children with autistic spectrum disorders have to do with recognition of the autism spectrum as a whole, with the concomitant implications for social, communicative, and behavioral development and learning, and with the understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the individual child across areas of development."
—Educating Children with Autism2001



xMinds 2018 Needs Assessment Study and Research Details


Introduction
xMinds is pleased to partner with Ms. Kim Pinckney-Lewis, a PhD student at Old Dominion University, to conduct a needs assessment and related research. The following information explains the study and provides you with the opportunity to voluntarily participate!

Background
On behalf of xMinds, Ms. Kim Pinckney-Lewis is conducting a needs assessment project: the data-driven search for opportunities to maximize individual, team, or organizational performance by contributing to the effectiveness, efficiency, and/or ease of supporting organizational goals. The current needs assessment will focus on the following areas:
  • how participation in xMinds’ services contribute to parent efficacy (ability to advocate and produce desired results for their children), and
  • what opportunities there are to increase parent efficacy
Ms. Pinckney-Lewis will also be exploring your experiences and feedback as you participate in this needs assessment. For further information, please contact her at kpinckn1@hotmail.com.

What you will be asked to do:
First, you will be asked to review and sign an Informed Consent Document, which explains the purpose of the research and your rights as a participant. If you say YES, you will be asked to participate in at least one of the following:
  • Two (2) - three (3) surveys (not to exceed 30 minutes each)
  • One (1) interview or focus group (not to exceed one hour)

Ready to Get Started?
Parents and Caretakers
, complete this short survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeai6Fu9j1JvAodL7_55u-GwE4QP14Htbq2Nv-NwUA1d67Jkw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Or sign up for a focus group here: https://doodle.com/poll/q9ie6cntik4wdmhf

Professional Members and Stakeholders, complete this short survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfrNgdCf6wFPxn_51GJsXDsMCbrvicxjrBnqVv3E2Lirip9Xg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Or sign up for a focus group here: https://doodle.com/poll/ag33ei54gdy4y9ty

Improving the educational experiences and outcomes of students on the autism spectrum in grades K-12

 
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