Development of Resources for a National COVID-19 Information Website for Families of Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

This research project will both contribute to, and examine the impacts of, the Autism & Intellectual-Developmental Disabilities National Resource and Exchange Network (AIDE) COVID-19 website for children with neuro-developmental disability (NDD) and their families, including evaluation for continual quality improvement and determining impact. Directed by the Pacific Autism Family Network, AIDE is a wide-reaching initiative that is nationally and regionally focused in offering information and support to individuals with NDD and their families. This initiative will provide key information and support resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic for families impacted by NDD. Beyond developing and curating evidence-informed information, the project will identify the experiences and impacts of the information, focusing on (i) outcomes, and (ii) what processes and resources foster outcomes. Mixed methods of evaluation include web analytics and qualitative data collection examining perceived impacts of the initiative.

Faculty Supervisor:

David Nicholas


Wendy Mitchell;Rosslynn Zulla


Pacific Autism Family Network


Epidemiology / Public health and policy


Health care and social assistance


University of Calgary



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