Dear Parents,

We are inviting you to participate in a new survey to understand the connections between autism, stress, and health. Data collected from this survey will be used for an NSF-funded dissertation project at the University of Colorado that will be published in the scientific literature. This project has been reviewed by the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (CoMIRB) and deemed “exempt,” protocol number 16-0674.

The first 400 participants to complete this survey will receive a $20 gift card. All participants will also be entered into a lottery to win one of three $200 gift cards. The survey should take approximately half an hour to complete. All responses will remain confidential and no identifying information will be used in published reports.

Please consider participating if you meet the following criteria:
1) You are the parent or legal guardian of a child diagnosed with autism.
2) Your child with autism is between the ages of 6 and 17.

To participate in this survey, click on the link provided here:

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Rigles at

Thank you for your help with this important project!