Survey about the Common Core and Students with Disabilities


Survey about the Common Core and Students with Disabilities
Survey about the Common Core and Students with Disabilities

You are invited to participate in a national survey about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and students with disabilities.

The purposes of this research are to: (a) identify the extent to which special education teachers are familiar with the CCSS; (b) identify the extent to which special education teachers use the CCSS in their classrooms; and (c) identify the perspectives of special education teachers toward the CCSS as applied to the instruction of students with disabilities.

My name is Damien E. LaRock, and I am a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. If you have any questions about this survey, you may contact me at

In order to qualify for this study, you must:

(a) be/have been a teacher who holds a certificate and/or degree in special education (teaching students with disabilities) and

(b) have taught at least one student with a disability [a student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP)] between grades Kindergarten and 12 while using the CCSS.

If you meet the above qualifications and would like to participate, please click on the link below. Completing this survey is voluntary and you may stop at any time or skip any questions you do not wish to answer. This survey generally takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Your name will not be collected, and any personal information you provide will be completely confidential. Only results without identifying information will be presented. You will learn more about this study when you click on the link, after which you may begin the survey.

As an incentive, you will be entered into a lottery to receive one of several $50.00 Amazon e-gift cards. Your chances of winning the lottery are approximately 1 in 50.

If you know other special education teachers who qualify as participants for this study, you may share the survey link with them.

I appreciate your input very much! It will help me to complete my doctoral research and it will add valuable information to the national discussion about special education and the CCSS!

Has your child on the autism spectrum been to hospital in the last year for any reason? If so you might qualify for a new research study from a student nurse!

Autism and hospital visits
Autism and hospital visits

This study has been composed by a student nurse to assess how well the NHS is providing person-centred care to children with autism. This survey will only take a couple of minutes of your time.

Please only fill out this survey based on ONE interaction at an NHS hospital in England and Wales. This interaction must be a visit to hospital in the past year required for your child.

Please only fill out this questionnaire if your child is under the age of 18. Your answers will remain anonymous, the data collected may be published and shared with healthcare professionals. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey.

This survey is independent and is not directly linked to the NHS.  Thanks for your help in advance!

This survey has now finished – however we have another available here which would be great if you could take part


Autism Research – Parents of children on the autism spectrum can you help with a survey into the diagnosis of autism?

University of Bolton - Autism Research
University of Bolton – Autism Research

We are a team of researchers from the University of Bolton with a keen interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are contacting you as we need participants for our new study on the effects of ethnicity and socioeconomic status on the age at which a diagnosis of Autism is made.

Although a number of factors have been suggested to have an influence in the age at which a diagnosis of Autism is made, this information is not yet conclusive. For example, whereas some studies suggest that higher socioeconomic status has a positive impact on early diagnosis, others fail to replicate this finding, probably by not taking additional factors, such as ethnicity and educational level, into account.

The aim of this study is to provide a better understanding of how ethnicity and socioeconomic status may have a reciprocal influence and affect the age at which these conditions are diagnosed. This will allow developing more adequate screening strategies targeting specific ethnic and socioeconomic groups, thus permitting a more adequate intervention with children with Autism.

In order to do so we need the participation of parents of children/adolescents with a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. This entails completing a survey which asks questions regarding your daughter/son behavioural and cognitive preferences, as well as about your ethnicity and socioeconomic status. This should not take longer than 25 minutes.

You can proceed to the survey by following the link:

Autism – Please help an Australian School Student with her research into Autism.

Autism research
Autism research

A couple of days ago we were asked by a Emma, a student at St Francis Xavier’s College in Australia, to help her find people to take part in a survey.

Emma writes ” I am currently completing Year 12 in Australia and for my major work I plan on creating a short film about Autism both generally and within Australia.

I was wondering if anyone with an ASD or a child with ASD would like to complete a survey for me. I am conducting a set of surveys as a part of my HSC Major Work for Industrial Technology – Multimedia. The purpose of these surveys is to:

1. investigate what people with Autism Spectrum Disorders would like other people to know about the disorder, specifically in Australia,

2. investigate what people would like to see in an informative video about Autism Spectrum Disorders

Each survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. All responses will be anonymous and confidential. The findings in the research will only be published in my folio for assessment purposes.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to help me create this.

Please feel free to share these links with other people who may like have an input.”

There are two surveys which you can take below.

1. For People with on the autism spectrum.

2. For the General Public.

It would be great if you could share with anyone who may be interested.

Many thanks in advance!

Autism research – Are you the parent of a child on the autism spectrum?

St John's University Autism Research
St John’s University Autism Research

Christia Goodman has asked us to help her find people to participate in a short online survey.

Goodman told us “I am a doctoral psychology student at St. John’s University. I am looking for parents of children with Autism or a developmental disability ages 3 to 18 to participate in research for my dissertation study.  I volunteer for an organization called Autism Friendly Spaces that transforms spaces (plays/shows at the theater, restaurants, museums) to accommodate individuals with autism: My research is seeking to better understand community participation in families of children with Autism and developmental disabilities, specifically, what promotes and prevents families of children with ASD and DD from participating in the community. The study requires participants to complete a short 10-15 minute online survey. After completing the survey, participants will get a chance to enter a raffle to win a $50 gift card!

I am a clinician that works with families of children with autism and I am hoping to find out how to improve quality of life for these families by learning more about how these families participate in the community.”

You can take the survey here.

If you have any queries please contact Ms Goodman at

Thanks very much for your consideration.