Research Studies

AANE maintains this listing of current research for the community's information and possible participation. Researchers are invited to submit their studies.
Research studies will be removed from this page approximately one year after being posted unless a different timeframe is specified. Researchers are strongly advised to contact us with new information about their studies periodically. To submit a new study or to make updates to a previously submitted study, use the link below.

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Parental guilt with ASD child

01/24/2023
I am a student on the BSc psychology programme at Manchester Metropolitan University. As part of the programme, I am required to complete a research project and I am contacting you to tell you about my planned research project and to see whether you would be happy for me to place advert on your forum. The study will be exploring the... more

Assessing Menstrual Product Preferences of Young Autistic Menstruators

01/24/2023
There is little research about which menstrual products are most preferred by autistic menstruators and how product features impact their independence or comfort. This study will provide young autistic menstruators with popular menstrual products and helpful informational materials. After trying some (or all) of the products, the youth... more

What can schools do better for their autistic students?

01/19/2023
Researchers at UMass Boston would like to interview autistic people (16 years old and up) about their experiences at school. Interviews will last about 1-1.5 hours. Participants will receive $100 through venmo or paypal. You can do an interview through Zoom (with or without video), on the phone, in writing (chat or email), or (for... more

The Camouflaging Experiences of Adolescent Autistic Girls in Inclusion

01/17/2023
Hi everyone! As part of my dissertation, we are conducting a study to better understand autistic girls and how/why autism characteristics are masked in high school. If you are the mother of a high school autistic female in inclusion for at least 80% of the school day, we would love to hear the perspectives of both you and your daughter via a... more

Measuring Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

01/12/2023
We are currently looking for parents and children to participate in an assessment. We will use the information to develop a new measure for sleep problems in children with ASD. The assessment will last for around 3 hours. This research is funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH). Each participant will receive... more

CAAAS Research Study

01/12/2023
About this study We're recruiting parents or carers of children aged 4-17 years in a study to psychometrically validate a new tool to measure symptoms that commonly co-occur with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Goal This study aims to determine the psychometric properties of a new user-friendly scale to measure the frequency and impact of... more

An Exploration of Neurodiversity & Gender Identity

01/09/2023
We are currently seeking adults who identify as either neurodivergent or who are autistic to participate in a study designed to better understand the role of gender and gender identify in autistic and neurodivergent people. Participants will be asked to undergo a psychological evaluation including brief IQ testing and will receive a summary of... more

What NeuroDiverse Couples Want Therapists and Marriage Helpers to know!

01/09/2023
The link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NKDP8R9 Dr. Stephanie C. Holmes and her husband Dan Holmes (Certified Life Coach) are a NeuroDiverse couple who want to research ND relationships. First of all, many couples report being harmed by untrained counselors, coaches, and clergy or helpers in their religious community. We would like to explore... more

Supporting nonverbal communication priorities for adults on the autism spectrum

01/04/2023
Greetings! Calling all adults on the autism spectrum! We would like to hear about your experiences with and interest in support with nonverbal communication. We are interested in developing supports to help improve communication experiences for adults on the autism spectrum, but first want to hear from the autistic community about what (if any)... more

Index of Plasticity of the Social Brain in Autism Spectrum Disorder

12/31/2022
This study is being conducted by Montclair State University’s Autism and Neurodevelopment Lab to better understand how the brain change across developmental periods in autistic and neurotypical children and adolescents. Participants will complete questionnaires, structured activities, games on the computer, and activities involving the... more

Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Inflexibility

12/31/2022
This study is being conducted by Montclair State University’s Autism and Neurodevelopment Lab to better understand areas related to flexible thinking in autistic and non-autistic individuals. Through the use of self- and parent-report questionnaires, structured activities, and electroencephalogram (EEG), we would like to explore different... more

Working Memory and Language Associations in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

12/30/2022
A range of language abilities is seen in Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with some having typical abilities and others severe impairments. Working memory (WM) deficits have also been found in some children with ASD. In typically developing, as well as non-ASD children with language deficits a strong relationship has been found between WM and... more

Trends and Barriers in Service Utilization in Ethnoracial Minority Families with Autism in the United States

12/27/2022
Do you want to take part in an online research study from the comfort of your home? ● We are recruiting parents from racial/ethnic minority groups born within or outside of the United States of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (between the ages of 3 to 21), residing in the United States. ● This study will identify the... more

Index of Plasticity of the Social Brain in Autism Spectrum Disorder

12/23/2022
This study is being conducted to better understand core behavioral and neural mechanisms associated with the brain plasticity and face processing in children. Participates will be doing questionnaires, testing, structured activities and activities involving the electroencephalogram (EEG). We would like to investigate different ways in which... more

Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Inflexibility

12/23/2022
This study is being conducted to better understand core behavioral and neural mechanisms associated with cognitive inflexibility in autistic and non-autistic individuals. Through the use of self- and parent-report questionnaires, testing, structured activities and electroencephalogram (EEG), we would like to investigate different ways in... more

Adults with Autism in Online Courses – Research Study

12/19/2022
Criteria: Potential participants must meet the following criteria: 1) be over the age of 25 2) have a confirmed or self-suspected diagnosis of ASD. Participation: Participants in the study will complete an online course provided by the researcher that will run over a two-week time span. The next cohort for the study is anticipated to start in... more

The neuroanatomical basis for face processing deficits in autism spectrum disorder

12/15/2022
Some individuals with autism have difficulties related to face processing and recognition, which can have substantial effects on everyday life. For this study, we hope to figure out where these face processing difficulties arise in the brain. This research could help us provide targets for treatment and could aid in the development of... more

Autistic Moral Experience: A Quantitative Assessment

12/13/2022
What character strengths (virtues) are common among autistic adults? A study at Duquesne University explores these questions through a 15-25 minute online questionnaire. This anonymous questionnaire is open to adults who identify as autistic and/or who are formally diagnosed with autism. If you wish, you will have the option to share an email... more

Anxiety in ASD&Parents

12/13/2022
Dear Parent, Enclosed is a survey designed to collect information about parents’ knowledge and responses to anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The survey includes two sections and will take about 25 minutes to complete. The first section of the survey consisted of eight questions for gathering demographic data regarding places, age,... more

Looking Study

12/12/2022
Hello, My name is Grace and I am a part of the Crehan Lab at Tufts University in the Child Study and Human Development department. I am reaching out because we are in the process of launching a project called the Looking Study. The project will be looking at how eye movements can provide important information to distinguish between autism and... more

Assessing Menstrual Product Preferences of Young Autistic Menstruators

12/05/2022
There is little research about which menstrual products are most preferred by autistic menstruators and how product features impact their independence or comfort. This study will provide young autistic menstruators with popular menstrual products and helpful informational materials. After trying some (or all) of the products, the youth will... more

Developing and Evaluating a Digital Training Package for Teaching Play Skills to Caregivers of Children with Autism

11/14/2022
Researchers at the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) want to learn more about caregiver experiences and opinions about engaging in play with young children with autism. Your thoughts and input will help in the development of training materials and resources for caregivers of children with autism! You are eligible to participate if: 1. You are a... more

Prediction in language

11/14/2022
The Lab for Developmental Studies at Harvard University is looking for children aged 6-10 with autism to participate in a study about prediction in language. This two-session study involves one visit to Harvard’s campus for an electroencephalography (EEG) recording and a remote appointment via Zoom. We will schedule the in-person session for... more

The Mighty’s Humanity In Health Care Annual Survey

11/08/2022
Health care decision-makers need to hear your voice. The Mighty created the Humanity In Health Care Annual Survey to make sure health is led by the people who live it every day. Policy decisions are driven by data — and right now, far too little of that data comes from the lived experiences of patients and caregivers like us. This survey is... more

GamerFit ASD

11/07/2022
GamerFit-ASD is an adapted version of an evidence-based intervention, tailored for children ages 10-15 years with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants will engage in a fully-remote 12-week exergaming and telehealth coaching program. Exergaming involves playing physically active, developmentally appropriate video games on the... more

The Experiences of Adult Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder Taking Online College Courses

11/07/2022
Summary: The research study seeks to gain insight into the experiences of adult students with autism who take online courses. By using tenants of participatory and phenomenological research methods, the study recognizes participants as an authority on their lived experiences and provides an opportunity for participants to communicate and... more

Autistic adult needs assessment for increasing healthcare accessibility

11/07/2022
I am looking for autistic adult (18-40 years) survey participants for my needs assessment. My name is Ali and I am currently working on my occupational therapy doctorate at the Medical University of South Carolina. For my capstone project, I am developing an advocacy toolkit calling for better education/continuing education on neurodiversity... more

Camouflaging Experiences of Adolescent Autistic Girls in Inclusion

11/03/2022
My name is Shannon Ages and I am a master's degree student at Vanderbilt University. We are looking for both autistic adolescent girls and their mothers to participate in a research study. For this study, we are interviewing mothers and their daughters virtually via Zoom to gain information about camouflaging (or concealing) autistic traits in... more

The Project on Affinities and Language (PAL)

10/27/2022
MIT is looking for 7-12-year-old autistic children with strong passions, interests, or hobbies, to participate in an MRI research study. Participants will be paid and receive a picture of their brain! Learn more to see if your child is eligible for this study at bit.ly/PALmit email: cindyeli@mit.edu Published on: Oct 27, 2022 at 17:58 —... more

Culturally Relevant and Family Centered Care: Latino Caregivers

10/24/2022
This research study is exploring the Hispanic/Latino/Latina caregivers’ perceptions about their young child's (between the age of 3 months and 36 months old) speech and language service program. We are seeking participants from the following states: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin.... more

Neurodivergent Financial Tools Study

10/18/2022
The goal of this study is to better understand the experiences of people with a neurodivergence, including autism, so our client can create more inclusive online experiences and design with those needs in mind. These interviews will be online, 75 minutes long, and the compensation is $150-$200, depending on qualifying criteria. They will take... more

Self-reported internalizing disorders and social support in youth with autism spectrum disorder

10/14/2022
Researchers at the Ohio State University are currently looking for children and caregivers to participate in a study examining child report of depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms and social support. If your child is between the ages of 10 and 17 years and has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, you may be eligible to participate in this... more

“Swiping Right on the Spectrum: The Form, Function, and Meaning of Online Dating for Autistic Women”

10/12/2022
You will be one of about 10 individuals asked to share their stories and experiences with online dating. We will converse about your positive and negative online dating experiences, your online profiles, and other related topics for about 30-45 minutes either in person or through Zoom. Non-speaking participants can contribute to their interview... more

Children ages 5-8 needed for language study

10/11/2022
This study looks at how children understand and produce adjectives in their communication. It includes a simple comprehension and production task, along with standardized language and nonverbal testing. The study can be completed online in usually 2 sessions. Participants are compensated a total of $30-40 for their participation and receive a... more

Effects of Calmer on Quality of Life in those with Level 1 Autism

10/07/2022
The SSTAR lab at the University of Mississippi is conducting research to test the effects of Flare Audio’s Calmer on the quality of life of those having Level 1 Autism (previously known as Asperger's Syndrome).  Calmer is a small silicone ear insert (similar to an earbud), which will be worn for at least 3 hours daily for 3 weeks.  We... more

Predicting and Optimizing Language Outcomes in Minimally Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

10/07/2022
We are recruiting participants for our study called 'Predicting and Optimizing Language Outcomes in Minimally Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder'. We are looking for children with or without Autism Spectrum disorder, ages 3.5-7.0 years old. The POLO study includes play-based cognitive and language assessments, safe and non-invasive... more

Perspectives on Gynecological Care for Adults with Autism

10/06/2022
We are conducting a study to collect perspectives of adult (age 18 or older) female autistics, and autistics of other genders relating to their gynecological care. This survey will gather information about their health experiences, specifically access, quality, and satisfaction with their gynecological care. Although we recognize that there is... more

Autistic Mother & Non-Autistic Daughter Relationships During Adolescence

10/05/2022
This study aims to understand how autistic mothers and their non-autistic daughters describe strengths, challenges, and communication in their parent-child relationships during adolescence. Co-investigators of this study include two community partners, who are both autistic mothers. The research team will collaboratively decide how to... more

Party Quirks

10/04/2022
This study consists of a conversation with two Research Assistants (RAs). The RAs have a conversation with a participant, where everyone talks and explains an embarrassing moment they have experienced. The research starts with the RAs telling their embarrassing moments and then the participant tells theirs. The participant will be asked a... more

Recruiting High Schoolers & Parents: ROAD Ahead Study – Online

10/04/2022
Researchers at Boston University are currently recruiting high school students on the autism spectrum and their parents in the United States to complete online surveys. We are interested in Iearning about their life in high school and their hopes for their life after high school. Study participation: If you are willing to participate, we will... more

Autism Language Use Study

09/28/2022
Are you autistic, or a parent/caregiver of a person on the autism spectrum, or a professional who works with people on the spectrum? We want to hear from you! Our team of autistic and neurodivergent researchers is recruiting for a short, online survey about words and phrases used when talking about autism. We would like to learn more about the... more

The role of emotional factors and autistic traits in face processing abilities of autistic adults

09/27/2022
Our research aims to investigate the extent to which emotional awareness (alexithymia), autistic traits and mood disorder symptoms predict the recognition of emotional faces in an autistic population. Specifically, we will be investigating whether alexithymia is more predictive of emotion recognition than autistic traits and/or mood disorder... more

Teaching Communication Skills To Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

09/22/2022
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of training parents to teach their child how to make communication requests that can replace their challenging behaviors. To participate, your child must: • Be between the ages of 3-9 years old. • Have an ASD educational classification for receiving IEP supports or have an ASD... more

Diversity in Social Intelligence replication

09/22/2022
A replication of Catherine Crompton and Sue Fletcher-Watson's famous study. Autistic and non-autistic adults needed to fill in an online form and if eligible, attend a 3hour research day in Edinburgh. Please see website for more details. email: mdodd2@ed.ac.uk website:  https://Edin.ac/disir   Published on: Sep 22, 2022 at 17:58 — Back... more

Services to Enhance Social Functioning

09/21/2022
Study Overview This project will test the effectiveness of a new program to improve social functioning in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Study Description If you participate, you will be asked to participate in interviews and fill out questionnaires to assess autism symptoms, social understanding, and social skills. You may also... more

Social Dynamics and Early Visual Experience

09/16/2022
If you have a child under 6 years old that 1) has been diagnosed with autism, 2) has a sibling diagnosed with autism, AND/OR 3) is suspected of having autism, the University of Houston Cognitive Development Lab invites you to take part in our exciting research project investigating how children learn about the world around them through... more

Social Dynamics and Early Visual Experience

09/15/2022
If you have a child under 6 years old that 1) has been diagnosed with autism, 2) has a sibling diagnosed with autism, AND/OR 3) is suspected of having autism, the University of Houston Cognitive Development Lab invites you to take part in our exciting research project investigating how children learn about the world around them through... more

Reducing Auditory Hyper-reactivity in Children with Autism: a pilot study

09/15/2022
We recently received IRB approval to begin our study that looks at audiology and MRI testing pre/post-treatment for decreased sound tolerance/auditory sensory over-responsiveness in autism. IRB Approved Email/Social Media Script: Does your child have autism? Do they have difficulty tolerating certain sounds? This study titled: "Reducing... more

Preparing Students With Autistic Spectrum Disorder For Post-Secondary Education: Qualitative Exploratory Study

09/09/2022
The purpose of this qualitative exploratory case study is to understand the social and emotional skills that students with ASD require to be successful in post-secondary education. This preparation is accomplished by exploring the perceptions of post-secondary teachers about the social and emotional skills of graduated high school students with... more

Transition to Kindergarten for Children with Autism During Covid-19: A Two Phase Study

09/09/2022
I am currently recruiting caregivers of children with autism to provide their perspectives on their child's kindergarten experience for part of my dissertation study. The purpose of this research project is to examine the kindergarten transition experiences among culturally and linguistically caregivers of autistic children. Specifically, this... more

An Exploration of the Mental Health & Quality of Life of Latinx Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Symptomatology

08/25/2022
Do you identify as Latinx/Latina/Latino/Latine/Hispanic? Are you experiencing autism symptoms? Are you between the ages of 18 -29 years of age? And do you live in the United States? If you answered “yes” to all these questions, you are invited to participate in this research study! You will be asked to participate in a brief survey to... more

Comparing cognitive functions in children with ASD & their unaffected siblings

08/09/2022
The goal of this study is to understand differences in brain function related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Specifically, we are interested in how different parts of the brain communicate with one another in order to attend to, process, and react to our surroundings. Ultimately, we hope that findings from this research can help identify... more

Autism Genetics Network: Increasing Representation of Human Diversity

08/09/2022
Autism Genetics Network: Increasing Representation of Human Diversity is a project looking to better understand the genetic aspects of Autism in underrepresented populations in order to reduce healthcare disparity and to increase diversity in research overall. Specifically, we are looking for individuals who identify as Black or of African... more

Autism and Human-Animal Interaction: A Mixed Method Approach to Emotion Regulation

08/08/2022
Hello, My name is Harrison Chapman, a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Georgia. I am inviting you to take part in a research study for a dissertation, which will explore different ways autistic adults adjust their emotions. In the study, the researcher aims to center the experiences of the autism community... more

Autistic Mother & Non-Autistic Daughter Relationships During Adolescence

08/04/2022
This study will explore how autistic mothers and their non-autistic adolescent daughters describe strengths, challenges, and communication in their parent-child relationships. Co-investigators of this study, who are both autistic mothers, helped develop the study topic and protocol. The research team will collaboratively decide how to present... more

SPROUT Autism Intervention Study

08/03/2022
This exciting new study is investigating changes in expressive language and social communication in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) over the course of the play-based intervention, JASPER! We hope to contribute to improving language and social communication related interventions and measures of change for children with ASD. Who can... more

An exploration of perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs of parents with autistic children

08/01/2022
We are looking for parents and guardians with autistic children to participate in a brief anonymous online survey. The purpose of the survey is to help us better understand the current characteristics of children diagnosed with autism and their parents’ perceptions concerning current treatments, services, and products used to treat the... more

Autism and exercise

08/01/2022
A quick survey about your experience of physical activity https://aber.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/physical-activity-survey-for-autistic-young-people It should only take ten minutes to complete- thank you 🙂 email:  kap34@aber.ac.uk Published on:Aug 1, 2022 at 11:14 — Back to Research Studies... more

Camouflaging as a response to autism-related stigma in BAME groups: A Social Identity Theory approach

07/22/2022
The purpose of the study is to explore how belonging to multiple minority groups (such as being Autistic and from a Black and / or Asian ethnic group) can impact on behaviours, like camouflaging (or ‘masking’), and in turn, mental wellbeing. The reason for exploring this is that previous research has shown that there is likely an impact of... more

Responsibilities of Adulthood: ROAD Ahead Study

07/22/2022
Researchers at Boston University are currently recruiting autistic young adult participants (aged 18-29) in the United States to complete online surveys and an optional interview. We are interested in learning about your life in adulthood (like your work, school, and community activities). Study participation: If you are willing to participate,... more

Association between mood and the quality and quantity of repetitive thought in those with Autism Spectrum Condition

07/21/2022
We are looking to recruit autistic adults (over the age of 18) to take part in a study about repetitive thinking. The study will take part in two phases: -Phase 1: online screening questionnaires. Phase 2: brief meeting with the researcher online for further information followed by 7 days of answering alerts send to you via a mobile telephone... more

Remembering Movies and TV Shows: Autistic Young Adults and Sense of Identity

07/19/2022
We are seeking autistic, young adult participants ages 18-24 who have an autism diagnosis (clinical or self-diagnosis) and currently reside in the United States for an online research study! Participants will be asked to complete multiple-choice and open-ended questions (which can be responded to in a written, audio or video format) about their... more

Volunteers wanted for a virtual interview on feelings of loneliness

07/12/2022
Volunteers Wanted For a nursing investigation conducted at Binghamton University about your experience of feeling lonely. Volunteers will engage in a discussion via a virtual interview using Zoom about their experience of feeling lonely. The entire process will take approximately 20 minutes. email: mwheelo1@binghamton.edu   Published... more

Autistic Women’s/Non-male’s Experiences of Social Care (in England)

07/11/2022
The aim of this PhD study is to understand if women’s/non male’s social care needs are being met and improve social care experiences for autistic women/non-men. I am looking for participants who meets the following criteria: Female/non-male Identifies as autistic and has experience of social care (this includes attempts to access social... more

Autistic School Staff Project

07/11/2022
Why We Are Doing this Study Autistic people often face unemployment, and, when they are employed, struggle with discrimination and a lack of workplace support. Studies of autistic adults’ employment experiences can help identify the attitudes of people who interact with autistic people in their workplaces, and the on-the-job experiences of... more

Perception of Emotional Prosody and Task Dependent Performance in Individuals with Autism

07/01/2022
WHO? We require approximately 50 youth and adult (16 to 80 years of age) volunteers with Autism to provide data that will allow us to investigate emotional processing in speech. We are recruiting approximately even numbers of male and female participants. Participants must not have a significant hearing impairment, a seizure disorder and/or... more

Are autistic people disadvantaged by the UK Criminal Justice System?

06/28/2022
Research reveals that comprehension of the caution is limited in several populations. Comprehension of the police caution in individuals with autism has not been examined, yet this population may be further challenged due to differences in information processing, metacognition, working memory, episodic future thinking and compliance. Given the... more

Masking Behaviours in Autistic People

06/27/2022
This study aims to investigate if some autistic people hide their autistic traits and behaviours more than others. Research has shown that a lot of autistic people mask in order hide their autistic traits so much that they are not diagnosed until late in life, if at all. Using three questionnaires, this study will look into differences in... more

Accents and Autism

06/27/2022
The Linguistics Department at the University of Colorado Boulder is conducting a study on the adoption of different accents by autistic individuals. We’re looking for participants who are autistic and speak an “unusual,” “non-local,” or “foreign” accent relative to where they grew up. Participants must also be native English... more

Support Services for Autism: Parental/personal experiences and opinions

06/23/2022
Behavioural and pharmaceutical intervention approaches that target autism symptomatology are varied and increasing. Understanding which of these are preferred approaches by parents of children with autism and individuals with autism, is an important step when initiating meaningful therapeutic research. More specifically, establishing common... more

Project STORY

06/23/2022
The goal of Project STORY is to learn more about how the brains of preschool-aged children with autism function during live social interactions. We hope that findings from this study will help researchers better understand how brain function is related to language and communication difficulties in children with autism. The study will require... more

Autistic Adults (25+) who have not attended college

06/21/2022
We're looking for adults (25+) on the spectrum, who have NOT attended college to complete a paid survey. Please fill out this form if you meet the above criteria and we will reach out to you directly with the survey link! https://princetonsurvey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eYgVwRBJtOdnbdY email:nicole.cuneo@princeton.edu   Published... more

Maternal Risk Factors for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Case-Control Approach

06/21/2022
ew research suggests that about 1 in 8 children may be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States. This could be due to several reasons which remain unknown. This study invites mothers who have given birth to children in the United States to share their experiences with diet and supplementation during... more

Autistic traits and gender as moderating factors in the experience of anxiety and camouflaging.

06/21/2022
This research is looking at whether reported autistic traits are correlated with romantic relationship attachment and emotional well-being (e.g., depression, anxiety) and whether this may differ by level of emotional intelligence, i.e. if emotional intelligence may act as a buffer for negative experiences. We are further interested in whether... more

Romantic relationship attachment, emotional intelligence and depression in adults with Broad Autism Phenotype.

06/15/2022
This research is looking at whether reported autistic traits are correlated with romantic relationship attachment and emotional well-being (e.g., depression, anxiety) and whether this may differ by level of emotional intelligence, i.e. if emotional intelligence may act as a buffer for negative experiences. We are further interested in whether... more

The Relationship Between Employment Status and Self-Perception of Autistic Adults

06/11/2022
This research study aims to learn more about the relationship between autistic adults’ beliefs about themselves, their abilities, and their employment status. Who is eligible?: Participants must be 18-65 years old, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and able to read and fill out online surveys. What will it involve? The survey will take... more

Social behavior in children with ASD, brain injury, and who are at risk for psychosis: Does social communication play a…

06/03/2022
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of social communication on social behavior in both typically developing children and adolescents, and children and adolescents with disruption to the social brain (i.e., children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), at risk for psychosis, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). This... more

Randomized controlled trial of an ACT-based sexuality workshop for neurodivergent young adults for increasing sexual empowerment, and psychological flexibility

05/19/2022
My name is Jessica Hinman, and I am a doctoral student at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). I am currently conducting a research project focusing on promoting sexuality empowerment among neurodivergent young adults. The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based sexuality education and... more

Online Promoting Resilience in Teens with ASD Study

05/06/2022
The Social Competence & Treatment Lab (SCTL) in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University is conducting an online research study to better understand and support emotional resilience and stress coping skills among teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We are seeking teens (ages 11- 16 years) with ASD to complete an online... more

Uncovering Communication Potential in Minimally Verbal Autism Spectrum Disorder

05/06/2022
The Massachusetts General Hospital at the Lurie Center is currently recruiting for a new research study that will explore alternative ways to measure language, social, fine motor and cognitive skills in adults with autism spectrum disorder who are minimally verbal (mv-ASD). We are recruiting subjects 18-40 years old with and without autism... more

Product Test for Boys Experiencing Nighttime Bedwetting ($300 USD)

05/02/2022
Hello. We hope everyone and their families are doing well. I am a researcher at Clarocision Research. We are looking for parents with children with nocturnal enuresis (nighttime bedwetting), ages 4-17 to take part in a product test. If you qualify and are selected to participate, you will be paid $300 USD for your time. To learn more... more

Analysis of Gut Microbiota Association with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

04/27/2022
The Lurie Center for Autism of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children is conducting a research study to evaluate the association of the gut microbiome with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children between the ages of 3 and 14 years old who have been diagnosed with ASD. Siblings and family members without ASD who are between the ages of 3 and... more

Effect of Childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder on Substance Use and Related Disorders in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

04/27/2022
The Massachusetts General Hospital at the Lurie Center is currently recruiting for a research study investigating whether attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases addiction risk in adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study will involve one 2-4-hour study visit to the MGH Lurie Center or... more

VIRTUALLY COACHED NATURE-BASED ACTIVITIES FOR PERCEIVED STRESS IN RURAL-DWELLING FAMILIES WITH A TEENAGER WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

04/26/2022
Deborah Logan, a doctoral student in Clemson University’s recreational therapy program, and Dr. Brandi Crowe, Assistant Professor in the Recreational Therapy at Clemson University and the Principal Investigator are currently recruiting rural-dwelling families with teenagers with autism to participate in a research study titled: Virtually... more

Evaluating Employee Selection Practices

04/15/2022
This study is about understanding the conversations between special educators and students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) and their parents during transition planning in school. This can include alternatives to guardianship, guardianship, and transfer of rights. We want to learn more about how to make transition and... more

Sticky Thinking and Mental Health in Autistic Adults

04/15/2022
This research study is being conducted by two autistic researchers. We are recruiting autistic adults for a quantitative online survey study examining the relationships between sticky thinking (repetitive thinking), stimming (repetitive behaviors), and mental health. Who can participate? - Individuals age 18+ - People who identify as autistic... more

Sticking Thinking and Mental Health in Autistic Adults

04/13/2022
This research study is examining sticky thinking (repetitive thoughts) and stimming (repetitive behaviors) and how they relate to mental health in autistic adults. We are hoping that results will help us understand the relationships between sticky thinking, stimming, and mental health in autistic people. This could inform therapies for mental... more

Guardianship Alternatives and Transfer of Rights Triad Study

04/01/2022
This study is about understanding the conversations between special educators and students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) and their parents during transition planning in school. This can include alternatives to guardianship, guardianship, and transfer of rights. We want to learn more about how to make transition and... more

Symbols and Language

03/30/2022
We are currently recruiting adults (18+) on the spectrum to complete this survey on symbols and language. The survey takes no more than 15 minutes and you will be compensated with an Amazon gift card for your time. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at nicole.cuneo@princeton.edu Here's the... more

Emotion Regulation and Psychological Adjustment of Siblings of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

03/24/2022
I am currently recruiting participants for a study that explores emotion regulation and psychological adjustment of 11–18-year-old siblings of children with and without Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD; e.g., Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability, etc.). To participate in this study, 11–18-year-old... more

Online Autism-Led Interventions for Adults with Autism

03/21/2022
Hello! I am an autistic student doing a research study for a class project on the effectiveness of autism-led interventions for adults with autism. I would really appreciate it if other autistic adults watched my video about special interests and took the survey in the description to help me with my project! I look forward to hearing about any... more

Experiences of meltdowns in adults with autism spectrum disorder

03/18/2022
Hi everyone! I’m a master student in clinical psychology at ARU and looking for autistic participants to talk about the experiences of meltdowns in the every day life situations. The individual would require to participate in up to 1h interview via online platform, which is preferable to you. If you are over 18 and have been diagnosed with... more

Focus Groups and Individual Interviews for Spanish-Speaking Families: Increasing Sex Education Accessibility for Autistic Adolescents

03/16/2022
The Crehan Lab at Tufts University is currently recruiting Spanish-speaking autistic adolescents and their parents for a research study on sex education in Spanish-speaking families. In order to be eligible, adolescent participants must be between the ages of 11 and 18, have a documented diagnosis of ASD with no history of intellectual... more

New SHORT survey for The #ActuallyAutistic Guide to Teen and Young Adult Advocacy: Step-by-Step Advice for Neurodivergent Youth and Those…

03/15/2022
The authors of The #ActuallyAutistic Guide to Advocacy: Step-by-Step Advice on How to Ally and Speak Up with Autistic People and the Autism Community are seeking Autistic teens and young adults who’d like their voices to be heard in our next book. Self-diagnosis is fine, and our age guidelines are highly flexible. We will compile... more

The impact of raising a child with autism on the mental health of the mother.

03/11/2022
Hi everyone, I’m an undergraduate student in the UK currently carrying out my dissertation project. As my main focus, I am conducting a study to help understand how raising a child on the autism spectrum impacts the mother’s mental health. I would like mums who have children with autism spectrum disorder aged 5-17 for a quick, anonymous 30... more

Employment Experiences of Autistic Adults

03/07/2022
Hello All! My name is Shannon. I am a doctoral student at Boston College and am recruiting participants for a study on the job satisfaction of autistic employees. Do you identify as autistic? Are you at least 18 years of age? Do you work for pay at least 10 hours per week in the U.S? You may be eligible to participate in a survey that takes... more

COVID-19 Autism Response Parent Survey

03/04/2022
The current study is aimed to assess and analyze parent perceptions regarding their child’s treatment for symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder in response to changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. This information will give insight into how parents experience services and what they see benefitting to their children. During the Pandemic a... more

Language Use on Social Media in Young Adults With and Without Autism

03/02/2022
*IRB APPROVED Hi all, my name is Hannah O’Connor and I am a senior Cognitive and Behavioral Science major at Washington and Lee University. This semester, as part of my senior capstone, I am conducting a research project investigating language use on social media for adolescents with and without autism. As part of my project, I need 40... more

Participant in Transition Planning Among Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

03/02/2022
Researchers from the Department of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology are conducting an online research study designed to learn more about your thoughts and experiences with your transition planning/IEP meetings during high school. This study will involve one virtual interview with the researcher that will take about 30 minutes... more

Perspectives on Critical Workplace Supports among Transition-Age Autistic Youth and Young Adults

02/28/2022
We want to hear from you! Researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park are looking for autistic individuals (ages 14-29) to participate in a new research study about their workplace experiences and perspectives. Participants will receive $15 as compensation for their time and effort. Who: Individuals with autism spectrum disorder... more

Pandemic experiences of adults with autism and ASD

02/25/2022
Summary: Do you have anxiety and an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Would you be willing to talk about your pandemic experiences in a 30 minute interview for £15? It is estimated that up to 50% of adults with autism also have an anxiety disorder. The aim of this study is to explore individual experiences of the pandemic in adults with anxiety. This... more

The Relationship Between Age at Diagnosis of Autism and Mental Health in Autistic Individuals Assigned Female at Birth

02/24/2022
My name is Ella Mayo-Kiely, a senior in high school at THINK Global School. I would like to invite you to take part in my research study entitled, “The Relationship Between Age at Diagnosis of Autism and Mental Health in Autistic Individuals Assigned Female at Birth” for my AP Research class. You are free to talk with someone you trust... more

Survey of individuals with a personal experience with someone with Autism

02/23/2022
Hi everyone! I am a Doctoral Candidate at Hofstra's Psy.D Program. I am currently looking for participants for my dissertation. My study is based on surveys that are quick and easy and you have a chance to win a 25$ Amazon gift card! This research study seeks to assess knowledge, help-seeking behavior, and stigma associated with Autism Spectrum... more

Autistic individuals experiences of meltdowns

02/22/2022
Hi everyone! I’m a master student in clinical psychology at ARU and looking for autistic participants to talk about the experiences of meltdowns in the every day life situations. The individual would require to participate in up to 1h interview via online platform, which is preferable to you. If you are over 18 and have been diagnosed with... more

A dimensional exploration of the factors associated with ‘autistic burnout’

02/22/2022
We would like to invite you to take part in a 50-minute online survey covering a range of questions about burnout and related factors, including questions about mental/ physical wellbeing. This survey is open to autistic and non-autistic adults aged 18-35 and fluent in English for consenting and completing the survey. The main aim of the study... more

Perspectives on Depression Treatment

02/22/2022
We are looking for autistic volunteers to provide information on their experiences feeling down or depressed. People who are close autistic adults who have experienced depression are welcome to participate (like parents, caregivers, friends, significant others). If you are eligible, you will be asked to participate in a 2-hour focus group... more

Solution Talk Group with Parents of Children with Autism

02/16/2022
The purpose of this study is to support parents during the pandemic and provide a strength-based and solution-focused group for them to enhance their coping strategies and reduce their stress. Sessions will be offered virtually on Zoom. We are hoping to work with parents to build solutions for themselves and their families. Please let me know... more

Language Use on Social Media in Young Adults With and Without Autism

02/16/2022
Hi all, my name is Hannah O’Connor and I am a senior Cognitive and Behavioral Science major at Washington and Lee University. This semester, as part of my senior capstone, I am conducting a research project investigating language use on social media for adolescents with and without autism. I am looking at different types of words used, like... more

Does your child have an autism spectrum disorder?

02/15/2022
The MassGeneral Hospital for Children at the Lurie Center is  currently recruiting for a research study that will evaluate the safety and  effectiveness of an investigational medication, a cannabidiol oral solution  (GWP42003-P; CBD-OS), for improving behavior, social communication,  and overall symptom severity in children and adolescents... more

Predictors of participation & romantic relationships for autistic adults

02/15/2022
The purpose of this research study is to examine how personal psychological and psychosocial resources impact an autistic adult’s ability to engage and maintain romantic relationships, as well as social participation. The findings of the study will help expand future resources for occupational therapy and other practitioners in order to... more

Improving Service Quality for Latino Youth with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities & Their Families

02/15/2022
We are recruiting service providers and Latino caregivers of youth (ages 5-17) with disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, and epilepsy! Our research team at Boston University wants to learn about your experiences with medical, psychological, developmental and/or family support services for Latino youth with intellectual/developmental... more

Autism and exercise

02/08/2022
My name is Kate, and I am carrying out a study about autism and exercise motivation. I would also like to know about the motivation for strong interests. I am interested in the reasons why you do or do not take part in exercise, so you do not need to be a fitness fan! I would like to interview autistic people aged 18-25-years. I would also like... more

Autism and exercise

02/07/2022
My name is Kate, and I am carrying out a study about autism and exercise motivation. I would also like to know about the motivation for strong interests. I am interested in the reasons why you do or do not take part in exercise, so you do not need to be a fitness fan! I would like to interview autistic people aged 18-25-years. I would also like... more

Romantic relationships and internalizing disorders in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

02/07/2022
This research project will propose a study that explores romantic relationships among adults with ASD, the severity of ASD symptoms and internalizing disorders focusing on depression and anxiety. It’s predicted that in adults with ASD, internalizing disorders; depression, and anxiety will be higher than a control group of typically developing... more

The Lived Experience of Menstruation from an Occupational Perspective

02/01/2022
Recruitment round 2 What is this research study about? This research aims to explore the experiences of menstruation for people with autism, from an occupational perspective. This means that the research focuses on the influence menstruation has on your self-care, work, and leisure activities, and also the support available to you. Who can take... more

ARE WE DIAGNOSING AUTISM AS EARLY AS WE SAY WE CAN?

02/01/2022
Participants Needed for Research Study with Parents of a child recently diagnosed with Autism If you are a parent, guardian, or primary caretaker of a child diagnosed with autism within the last 12 months please consider participating in this study. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/autismsurvey247 My name is Ellen Mattingly, M.S., CCC-SLP, and I... more

anonymous Survey on Autism and Police

01/26/2022
We are conducting an anonymous online survey focused on understanding how individuals with autism and their caregivers feel about police officers. We are partnering with adults aged 18 and older who either have a diagnosis of Autism themselves, or are the parent or caregiver of an autistic person who is aged 12 years or older. We are... more

Relationship Satisfaction of Autistic and Non-Autistic Individuals

01/26/2022
You are being invited to participate in a research study that looks at the effects of certain characteristics on relationship satisfaction in autistic and non-autistic couples. This study is being conducted through Vancouver Island University by the principal investigator, Aleah Rockwell. The eligibility criteria for this study is as... more

Parents’ Perspectives on Early Intervention for Children with Autism

01/24/2022
The purpose of this study is to analyze the parent's perspectives on early intervention services. This study seeks 8-10 volunteers who have children that: Have been diagnosed with autism. Currently enrolled in an early intervention program. Actively participating in early intervention.The participant will answer 3 preliminary and then 10... more

Examining Parent Opinions on Play Dates – Lehigh University Survey

01/24/2022
My name is Irem Bilgili-Karabacak. I am a PhD candidate and research assistant at the Special Education Program at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. I also work as a BCBA at Lehigh University Autism Clinic. For my dissertation, I would love to partner with parents from different states to get their valuable input about play date experiences of... more

Compensation Skills in Autism Study

01/20/2022
Description Gregory Wallace, Ph.D., in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at The George Washington University is recruiting adults with an autism spectrum disorder to take part in a study. This study uses a series of online surveys to investigate compensation skills and assets among autistic adults. Who: To be eligible... more

VR Study on Autism and Police

01/18/2022
For the second study we are testing whether virtual reality (VR) could be a useful way to practice interacting with police officers. We are partnering with teens and adults ages 12 to 60 who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). If you are eligible to participate in this research study, you or your child will be asked to make... more

Effects of Socioeconomic status on age of autism diagnosis

01/11/2022
Hello, my name is Tatum Eppinger and I am a junior at Durham Academy Upper School. I’m inviting parents and guardians of autistic children to participate in an anonymous research study about the effects of socioeconomic status on the age of autism diagnosis, and your help would be greatly appreciated. The goal of this research study is to... more

Everyday Experiences and Communication

01/11/2022
We are interested in what people know about common events and how people communicate. We are looking for autistic and non-autistic individuals (aged 9 and up) to participate in an online study. Who can participate? Adults (18 and older) who are autistic or non-autistic Children (aged 9-17) who are autistic or non-autistic, and their... more

Perspectives on Depression Treatment

01/10/2022
We are looking for autistic volunteers and their supporters for a research study adapting a mental health treatment designed to help with symptoms of depression. If you are eligible, you will be asked to participate in a 2-hour focus group (virtual or in-person) to provide feedback on the treatment. You will be compensated with a $40 gift... more