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Study seeks children with autism for interviews (Oct 10 to Nov 15)

Posted October 9, 2014

Professor William McKellin, Department of Anthropology UBC, is looking for parents who have a child with autism to participate in interviews led by students in medical anthropology.  The interviews will focus on the impact of genetic and chronic illness on individuals and  their families.  Interviews will be done in the homes of the participants between October 10th and November 15th and should be 1 to 1½ hours.  Interviews will cover such topics as individuals’ basic biographies, their experience of the condition, how it has affected their family and social life, and their experiences with health professionals, medical institutions, and service agencies.  Students will maintain interviewee’s confidentiality by using pseudonyms.  If interested please contact Professor Bill McKellin: (604) 882-2756 or email at