Call for Participants in Study on Experience of Siblings of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Do You Have a Sibling on the Autism Spectrum?

My name is Katelyn Selver and I am a fourth year doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. I am completing my dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Kate Fiske Massey.

Sibling relationships are among the most unique and long-lasting relationships in an individual’s life. Having a sibling with a chronic illness or disability may have a significant impact on an individual throughout his or her lifetime. I am conducting a study to explore the experience of individuals who have a sibling with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Are you between the ages of 18-30 and have a sibling with ASD within seven years of your age? If so, please consider participating.

Participants will be asked to complete six questionnaires, which should take a total of 60 minutes, about their attitudes towards their sibling with autism, the ways in which their sibling has influenced them, their career goals, and their level of psychological functioning.

If you are interested in participating or learning more about the study, please contact Katelyn Selver by the phone number or email below. In addition, if you know anyone who may be qualified and interested, please consider forwarding this message to them.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Katelyn Selver, Psy.M., BCBA
GSAPP, Rutgers University
152 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Tel: (201)602-1897

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4 Responses to Call for Participants in Study on Experience of Siblings of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  1. Amie Donato says:


  2. Janice Nathan says:

    I am interested

  3. Denise Y says:

    I have a 31 year old son with autism. He has two brothers, 32 and 34. Would you be interested in their input?

    • Emily Ladau says:

      Hi Denise. Please reach out directly to the person conducting the study, Katelyn. Her contact information is included here. Thanks!