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Seeking Multicultural Parents of Children with Disabilities for a New Research Study

Erin Okumoto, a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at Washington State University is looking for multicultural parents to participate in a research study that she is conducting under the direction of Laurie “Lali” McCubbin, Ph.D. 

This study will explore the experiences of parents of children with special needs/disabilities from a multicultural perspective. She hopes that this study can help to raise awareness and inform positive change towards the design and use of culturally-sensitive services.

Participation in the study consists of taking a 20-minute online survey, that is completely confidential. Upon completion of the survey, participants will be eligible to enter a voluntary prize raffle for one of three $100 gift cards to Amazon.  

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years-old.
  • You are a parent/guardian of a child (0-21 years old) who is receiving special needs services and/or has a diagnosed or unspecified disability.

The survey will remain active for up to 1 week from the time you open it. So if you can't get it done in one sitting, you can go back and complete it within that time frame.

More than one parent of each child can participate and enter the raffle (as long as you each fill out your own survey).  

Link to survey:

If you have any questions about the research study please contact: Erin Okumoto, M.A., Counseling Psychology, Doctoral Candidate, Washington State University at

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