Call for Participants!
Work Lives of Exceptional Caregivers
This study is approved by the Virginia Tech Institutional Review Board*
- We are conducting research on the work lives of parents of children with special medical needs (whom we call exceptional caregivers). This includes the parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder.
- The purpose of this study is to understand workplace factors that affect exceptional caregivers’ employment status and experiences. Note that we are interested in all caregiving parents of children with special medical needs, including parents who still work full-time, have cut back to part-time, are on a leave of absence, or are no longer in the workforce.
- You are eligible to participate in this study if you….
- Are currently a caregiving parent to a child with special medical needs
- Worked full-time prior to the emergence of your child’s (or children’s) special medical needs (regardless of what your working status is right now)
- Are over 18 years old
- Are fluent in English
- We hope that this study will benefit exceptional caregivers and their families by helping researchers and organizations come to better understand their work-life balance needs, as well as to highlight factors that may help them maintain employment where desired.
- For more information, contact A.K. Ward:
Assistant Professor of Management at Virginia Tech
*Should you have any questions or concerns about the study’s conduct or your rights as a research subject you may contact the Virginia Tech Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects: 540-231-3732; firstname.lastname@example.org.