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 two years 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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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

Autistic women 50 to 99 years old

02/22/2022
I am looking for women in the spectrum. I am a 66 year old woman that is beginning a research and scientific study on adult women with autism, diagnosed or not. I would like to ask them questions on how they interpret information, how they process and how the respond to the outside world. Contact :Ranada Grossman 704-618-1167 Published on: Feb... 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

An Occupational Perspective of The Lived Experience of Menstruation for Young Adults Who Have a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder…

12/20/2021
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 part in this... more

Autism Broader Phenotype Survey Study

12/20/2021
We are conducting a research study focused on social and emotional characteristics. Parents who have kids with or without autism are invited to complete a brief online survey. You must be 18 years of age or older and the biological parent of at least one child to be able to participate in this research. If you are interested in... more

Understanding How Gender Roles Affect Autism Spectrum Disorder Camouflaging

12/10/2021
I am part of a class called AP Research where we create and conduct our own original research. I am looking to recruit participants with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 16 to 18 for my phenomenological research study. The question I'm investigating is: How is Autism Spectrum Disorder camouflaging, measured by the Camouflaging Autistic Traits... more

Project Pathways

12/06/2021
The purpose of this study is to assess the reading and writing profiles of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are currently recruiting middle and high school students (ages 13-21 years) with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate. Participants must be fluent in English and have internet access to... more

Mental Health Professionals who counsel Neurodiverse Couples

12/06/2021
This is a qualitative study investigating how mental health professionals counsel neurodiverse couples. The study is looking at the social processes the mental health professional uses to generate, develop and provide therapy to their neurodiverse clients. The purpose of the study is to explore and identify processes identified by mental health... more

Self-Identifying with Autism

11/30/2021
This study is looking at the experience and process of self-diagnosing autism in adulthood. We want to interview participants who… – have never received a formal diagnosis of autism and has self-diagnosed as autistic – is age 18 years or older Setup an interview: https://calendly.com/cudaj Participants will receive $20 for their... more

Autism Interview Study – # 91245199

11/29/2021
Hi there! We have an opportunity for you to take part in an Autism Study. Our project number for this study is 91245199. Project Details: - Web-Assisted Telephone Interview about what being Autistic is like for you and your interest in treatment or therapies (you must be by a computer with high-speed internet access while on the phone... more

Correlation between autism, awareness, and socioeconomic status

11/23/2021
Hi, I am a student at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, and I was wondering If I could get some help for my experimental research. I am in search of parents who have children that have been diagnosed with ASD. The purpose of this study is to represent a correlation with autism, awareness, and socioeconomic status. All information is... more

Re-assessing previously found differences in implicit racial bias between autistic and neurotypical adults

11/19/2021
I wanted to ask whether you might be able to help me with recruiting participants. I'm Sebastian Heeren, psychology student at the University of the West of Scotland and I am currently working on a study for my Bachelor Dissertation. In it, I am comparing implicit racial bias in autistic and neurotypical adults. Two previous studies have found... more

Explaining Autistic Identity

11/17/2021
This study wants to learn more about what may contribute to the development of a person's autistic identity through an online survey. We ask that participants to be... - someone who has received a diagnosis of autism and/or self-identifies as autistic - an adult age 18 years or older Link to the 15-minute online survey:... more

Self-Identifying with Autism

11/17/2021
This study is looking at the experience and process of self-diagnosing autism in adulthood. We want to interview participants who... - have never received a formal diagnosis of autism and has self-diagnosed as autistic - is age 30 years or older Setup an interview: https://calendly.com/cudaj Participants will receive $20 for their... more

Access to Autism Services via IEP

11/17/2021
We are launching a study to examine the potential discrepancies in Individualized Education Programs (IEP) of students with Autism across school districts with populations of families with diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. With this information we hope to identify service patterns that are inconsistently offered and how COVID-19 has... more

Information Processing and Brain Function Study

11/17/2021
Adults between the ages of 18-50 years old who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder are sought for a research study of learning and eye blinks at Indiana University. The research uses a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan to better understand how a specific brain area, the cerebellum, functions in people with autism spectrum... more

Examining the Relationship Between Autistic People’s Self-Esteem and Perceived Bias in Their Alliance with Their Mental Health Practitioners

11/15/2021
The following is a request for your participation in a study being conducted by a research team at Villanova University. This study seeks to examine autistic adults’ perceptions of anti-autistic bias from their mental health practitioners and what impact they feel that bias has on their self-esteem. The Co-Principal Investigators (PI) for this... more

Aging with Autism

11/12/2021
Aging with Autism Consent Form You are invited to be in a research study about aging with autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong disorder that affects children and adults. Knowledge about the experiences of individuals aging with ASD is limited. We will conduct approximately five interviews with older adults living with ASD for a... more

The EMBRACED Study

11/12/2021
This is a national survey exploring the relation between a set of mental skills, called executive functions, and behavioral and emotional challenges in children with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 5 and 10. This study consists of a few short surveys involving questions about your child’s behaviors, ASD symptoms, and... more

Parent Perceptions in Developmental Disabilities

11/10/2021
Are you the parent of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 13-45? We want to know more about you and your relationship with your child. This study will be done all online and if you agree you will complete an online consent form, complete 2 online questionnaires that will take about 30 minutes and do a short 10- minute recorded... more

The Experience of Entering Adulthood and Employment for Adults with ASD

11/05/2021
A research study to understand the experience of entering adulthood and employment for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their parents or caregivers, conducted by Jessica Bischoff, Occupational Therapist, as part of completing her Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree at Salus University. We hope to gain further... more

Early Treatment of Language Impairment in Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder With Leucovorin Calcium

11/01/2021
SUNY Downstate University Hospital of Brooklyn is recruiting participants for clinical research studies looking to determine the safety and effectiveness of a medication called Levoleucovorin, used for improving language in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS A CHILD: › Diagnosed with Autism... more

Study Seeking Participants Ages 14-30

10/28/2021
Participants needed for our research studies on brain function at Massachusetts General Hospital - Charlestown Campus! The studies involve behavioral assessments, measurements of brain waves using MEG/EEG, and pictures of the brain using MRI. We are currently recruiting adolescents/adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and... more

Sensory Experiences in Autistic Children and Young People

10/13/2021
Along with a research student Madeleine Diepman (who works under my supervision) I am conducting a research student on Understanding the Sensory Experiences of Autistic Children and Young People in the School of Psychology at University College Dublin, Ireland. The research invites parents/ guardians of autistic and non-autistic... more

Examining the Use of Avatars as an Educational Tool for Those with ASD

10/13/2021
Persons with ASD characteristically process information differently than their typically developed peers (Carter, Williams, Hodgins, & Lehman, 2014; Jarrold, et al., 2013; Moore, Cheng, McGrath, & Powell, 2005; Parsons, 2016). Current research examining technology use for those with ASD has shown that when individuals with ASD are... more

Autism Spectrum Support Systems

10/01/2021
We are consulting with some developers of a wearable device for autistic children to help predict, detect, alleviate, and possibly prevent behavioral meltdowns in the community due to overstimulation and anxiety. Would you be willing to share your opinions in this very brief 10-min. survey? We are asking parents and caregivers of autistic... more

GEMMA (Genome, Environment, Microbiome and Metabolome in Autism)

09/30/2021
The goal of this study is to understand the role that our genes, gut microbiome, and environmental factors play in the development of autism. We hope to identify potential biomarkers (in the blood, stool, urine and saliva) predictive of autism development and ultimately predict, prevent and treat ASD symptoms and GI comorbidities. We are... more

Parental Teaching of Theory of Mind in Children of Color with Autism

09/29/2021
The purpose of this research is to examine how children of color with autism learn how to perspective-take, which means putting themselves in other people’s shoes and understanding other points of view. Specifically, this research looks at how parents teach perspective-taking to their child, and how that helps their child develop... more

Perspectives of Caregivers of Individuals who use AAC

09/22/2021
Children who have significant disabilities often have challenges when communicating. Often these children will use alternative methods to support their communication. This survey and interview-based study aims to seek the perspectives of the parents of these children. We know that children who have these challenges often have poor academic,... more

Depression Treatment for Autistic Adults

09/21/2021
This study is evaluating the efficacy of a 12-week mental health treatment designed to help with symptoms of depression. You may be eligible for you are at least 18 years of age, have a previous diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, live in NY, NJ or can travel to Rutgers University, and have someone who will participate with you (e.g., parent,... more

Romantic relationships in autism

09/21/2021
Enter the draw to win 1 of 20 Amazon gift cards valued at $20 (AUD) upon completion of this survey! (If you completed the survey during our first round of advertising and would like to be retrospectively entered into the prize draw, please email Ying at ryew@deakin.edu.au to let us know) Researchers at Deakin University are... more

Understanding and responding to the therapeutic needs of autistic children

09/16/2021
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic experiences that occur in childhood; some of the experiences include witnessing violence, experiencing abuse, and experiencing community violence. It has been shown that the autistic population is more likely to experience Adverse Childhood Experiences, including abuse. Although... more

The EMBRACED Study

09/16/2021
This is a national survey exploring the relation between a set of mental skills, called executive functions, and behavioral and emotional challenges in children with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 5 and 10. This study consists of a few short surveys involving questions about your child's behaviors, ASD symptoms, and cognitive... more

Exploring Perceptions, Experiences, and Self-Efficacy of African American College Students with Autism: An ecosystem approach

09/09/2021
My name is Jackie Lorrainne and I am a doctoral candidate in the Ed.D. program in Higher Education Leadership at Maryville University. I am conducting a research study to explore perceptions, experiences, and self-efficacy of African American college students with autism. The participants for the study will include current or former college... more

George Washington University Research Opportunity for Kids 8-17

09/01/2021
The ANDI Lab at the George Washington University's research focuses on understanding social learning patterns in children and adolescents. Currently, we are looking for children ages 8-17 to participate in an online study. Participants will be asked to complete a quick online game, after which they will be compensated $20 per hour of... more

Survey for The #ActuallyAutistic Guide to Teen Advocacy Step-by-step advice for neurodivergent teens and those who care about them By…

09/01/2021
We are seeking Autistic teens and young adults who'd like their voices to be heard in our next book. We will compile responses to this survey to shape the book by neurodivergent voices. One co-author is Autistic and the other has children and a sibling on the spectrum. We designed the survey in collaboration with our teen and young adult Autistic... more

Employment Experiences and Accommodations

08/30/2021
Employment Experiences and Accommodations Research Study Share: The purpose of this study is to understand the ways in which autistic employees communicate about their private information when they (1) notify their employer about their autism diagnosis (2) request and/or negotiate for accommodations needed to be professionally... more

A qualitative exploration of motivation for physical activity: A stakeholder perspective

08/16/2021
I am interested in learning what motivates young autistic people from their own perspective. Many people on the autism spectrum have special interests which they are highly motivated to do. I want to know what makes them so motivating. I am also interested in the motivation for exercise and sport. The study will be online interviews (Microsoft... more

Psychopathology and Sensory Symptoms in Adult Women with ASD and Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

08/13/2021
This study seeks to recruit adult autistic women, with and without medical/gastrointestinal complications. Participants need to have an established/documented history of of ASD. The research battery will include a brief interview and a series of psychometric and interview measures. Participation is remote will require 2-3 hours in total.... more

Sex Differences in the Traits and Diagnosis of Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder(s)

08/13/2021
This study will examine the differences between males ad females in the traits and diagnosis of ASD by using a series of 13 questions. Through a collection of survey responses, it is my hope that I will find more traits that can be changed/added to the diagnostic criteria for ASD so that it is more inclusive to those who aren't male and who don't... more

Brain network dynamics contributing to atypical social interaction in autism

08/09/2021
Our study explores the development of children who have autism, particularly during social interaction. Participating in these studies may help advance autism research, treatment, and intervention. Kids that have participated in the past have found our studies to be interesting, educational and fun! The study would require four visits (2 virtual,... more

Treatment Preferences in Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Anxiety

08/06/2021
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are interested in understanding parent's treatment preferences and perspectives for anxiety treatment in their children with ASD. This study involves a brief, online, anonymous questionnaire about your thoughts and feelings toward treatment options available for your child. Through this study, we... more

ASD Adult Imaging Study

08/06/2021
The Seaver Autism Center at Mount Sinai is seeking participants for a research study to help understand sensory and perceptual functioning in adults with autism spectrum disorder. The study will involve all non-invasive tasks, which may include computer testing, electroencephalography (EEG), and/or an fMRI. Diagnostic and clinical testing will... more

Autism Spectrum Disorder Families

08/06/2021
We are interested in the experiences of parents, guardians, and caretakers of an individual with ASD through the diagnosis process and how your family communicates within and outside of the family. Participation involves: - Taking a short demographic questionnaire - Sharing your story with an interviewer for about 45-60 minutes via Zoom or... more

Developing Supports to Address Mental Health Needs of Autistic Students in Postsecondary Education

08/06/2021
Researchers at Rutgers University are recruiting autistic students and their parents/guardians for a semester-long research study to evaluate a self-guided intervention designed to support the emotional well-being of autistic students enrolled in Postsecondary Education (PSE). You may be eligible if you: - Are 18 years or older - Are accepted... more

Members of the Disability Community and their Perceptions of Disability Representation in the Media

07/19/2021
Do you Enjoy Watching and Talking about Television and Movies with People? If you do, please consider joining this research study. In this study, you will be watching a media representation that features a character with your disability, and then participating in a focus group with other individuals with the same disability to talk about what... more

Avatars in Education

07/19/2021
The purpose of this research is to examine the impact of processing information in online learning. Largely, this research will explore the effects of perceived anthropomorphism (the attribution of human characteristics) on information processing in online learning environments, for typically developed individuals and those with Autism Spectrum... more

TEAMS Program (Targeted Education for Autism Management across Medical Specialties)

07/09/2021
Harvard Medical School (HMS) is creating innovative training programs for clinicians, as well as patient and family resources to improve healthcare for all adults with ASD. The TEAMS Program (Targeted Education for Autism Management across Medical Specialties), is all about transitions, from pediatric care to adult care, across medical... more

Understanding camouflaging/ masking in autistic adults

07/07/2021
What is this research study about? This research study aims to better understand camouflaging/masking by autistic people. We want to better understand the psychological and social experiences that may affect whether and how much autistic adults camouflage/ mask. We also hope to explore and better understand the relationship between camouflaging/... more

Employment Experiences and Accommodations

07/06/2021
The purpose of this study is to understand the ways in which autistic employees communicate about their private information when they (1) notify their employer about their autism diagnosis (2) request and/or negotiate for accommodations needed to be professionally successful. You may be eligible if: (1) You are 18 years of age or older (2) You... more

Parental Teaching of Theory of Mind in Children of Color with Autism

07/06/2021
I am a graduate student at Miami University conducting a study on children of color with autism and theory of mind for my master's thesis, and I am having trouble recruiting participants. I am hoping you could help me with the recruitment. The research will examine what types of parental perspective-taking teachings are most effective in... more

Evaluation of a brief, telehealth intervention to support emotional distress of autistic adults during COVID-19

07/01/2021
Researchers at Rutgers University are recruiting autistic adults for a research study to evaluate a brief telehealth intervention designed to support coping with negative emotions during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. You may be eligible if you: - Are at least 18 years old - Have a previous diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder - Have an... more

autistic adult’s reflections on how their autistic identity was shared with them

07/01/2021
Hello, My name is Caryn, I’m at UCL the UK. We are doing a participatory research project. We have more autistics than non autistics on our team! Our research is about autistic adult’s reflections on how their autistic identity was shared with them & subsequently spoken about in their households as children. We hope to inform parents... more

Making the VIA Character Strengths Survey Easy to Use

06/24/2021
Do you have a developmental or intellectual disability? We want to learn from you! We are doing interviews with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities so we can learn how to make a survey easy to use for people with disabilities. This survey can help doctors, therapists, and other people who work in healthcare learn about your... more

AZORES – ALL IN BLUE : Touristic Needs of Families with Children with ASD

06/24/2021
This research is supporting a larger project, AZORES – ALL IN BLUE (https://azoresallinblue.pt/home-eng.html), designed to promote inclusive tourism, particularly tailored for families with ASD children, in the Azores islands, Portugal. The Azores are a safe, sustainable, and non-mass tourism European destination in the middle of the... more

The role of self-determination and parental support in the participation of transition planning among transition-age youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

06/21/2021
Online study for adolescents/young adults with ASD (including Asperger’s) and their parents! Researchers from the Department of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology are conducting an online research study to learn more about the role of self-determination and perceived parental autonomy support on adolescents’/young adults’... more

Investigating Depressive Symptomatology in Adolescents with ASD and ADHD

06/21/2021
Who can participate? In the online study Investigating Depressive Symptomatology in Adolescents with ASD and ADHD, we are investigating the overlapping symptoms between depression and developmental disorders such as ASD and ADHD. We are looking for adolescents both with and without depression and with and without ASD or ADHD between the ages of... more

Reweaving the Web: Treating Adolescents with CBT and OBH

06/17/2021
The purpose of this randomized control study is to examine various behavioral, social, and emotional changes that result from engaging in an OBH and CBT treatment program designed for adolescents. The purpose of the surveys is to obtain information regarding adolescent’s behavioral, social and emotional state to measure the effectiveness of the... more

Team IEP: A cloud application to improve transition outcomes for ASD youth through iterative, collaborative and synchronized implementation of transition…

06/15/2021
The Autism Institute at Drexel University is doing a research study that involves developing and designing an application to improve transition-based outcomes for autistic youth and young adults ages 13-29. This virtual tool is designed to help autistic individuals meet their life goals by engaging autistic youth/young adults, their... more

Autism and the Usability of User Interfaces ContainingAnimations

06/11/2021
This research focuses on the usability of websites containing animations on autistic people compared to non-autistic users. In addition, it will contribute knowledge to the human-computer interaction (HCI) research community and inform web designers on how to build more accessible websites that support the autistic community. The research... more

Social behavior in children with disruption to the social brain: Does social communication play a role?

06/11/2021
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are looking to recruit parents/caregivers of children between the ages of 6-18 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder. About This Study: Your involvement will be approximately 45-60 minutes, and is completely virtual. You will be compensated with a gift-card for your time! This is a study to... more

Developing a tool to measure meltdowns and shutdowns in autistic adults

06/09/2021
We are interested in creating a tool that can be used by clinicians to learn more about meltdowns and shutdowns when working with adults on the autism spectrum. We are looking for adults (age 18 years or older) who believe they are on the spectrum (may be formally or self-diagnosed) to share your experiences with meltdowns and shutdowns with... more

Sexuality and Relationship Education

06/09/2021
In our lab, we are currently studying a sexuality education program developed specifically for teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We are looking for participants between 13 and 17 years old, with a diagnosis of ASD/Asperger’s syndrome to take our 18-week course sessions. Their caregivers/guardians will need to consent for them in a... more

autistic adults’ childhood experiences of discussing autism within their households

06/09/2021
To whom it may concern, My name is Caryn, I’m at UCL the UK. We are doing a participatory research project. We have more autistics than non autistics on our team! Our research is about autistic adult’s reflections on how their autistic identity was shared with them & subsequently spoken about in their households as children. We hope... more

Bullying of Neurodivergent Teens During COVID-19

06/01/2021
Researchers at Binghamton University are looking for 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝗗𝗛𝗗 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗶𝗱𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 (𝗶.𝗲., 𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝟭𝟭-𝟭𝟵) 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼... more

The impact of online communities on the experiences of support and perceived well-being in Autistic and non-Autistic adults.

05/28/2021
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION A research study is being conducted at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) by Karolina Depta as part of her MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology dissertation project, supervised by Dr Aida Malovic. Background Over the recent years the availability and ease of access to online support groups has increased.... more

Impact of Sleep Quality on Romantic Relationships among Adults with and without Autism

05/28/2021
Hello, I am Sabrin Daoud. As part of my Psychology Masters dissertation at Regent’s University, London, I am undertaking a study on sleep and romantic relationships. I am exploring the impact of sleep quality in young adults and how it affects the quality of their romantic relationships. The study is being supervised by Dr. Anna Joyce... more

Research and Development

05/27/2021
To study and model how virtual reality (VR) can be used to increase access to and broaden participation in STEM learning, we are designing and researching a VR STEM-based mystery game for and with neurodiverse learners, particularly ones with sensory, attention, and social (anxiety) differences. The game, Mission to Europa Prime, is set on an... more

Exploring autism-related language preferences across the globe

05/26/2021
Summary Our study aims to further our understanding of autism-related language preferences of autistic people across the globe. This is because it's really important for the world to know how is best to talk about autism. Who can participate? All autistic adults (aged 18 +) are eligible to participate. Please note that people without a formal... more

Developing a diagnosis-specific training and treatment protocol for youth with autism spectrum disorder admitted to acute general psychiatry units.

05/24/2021
Upon admittance to the hospital, individuals with autism seeking psychiatric treatment often receive inadequate care, longer hospital stays, and barriers in communication. Sensory needs are rarely met and readmission rates for the same problem are higher than the general population. Through this research, we will be developing a staff training... more

INFACT: The Inclusion of Neurodiversity in Foundations and Applications of Computational Thinking

05/21/2021
INFACT is a comprehensive teaching and learning program for learners in grades 3-8. Focused Sequences allow learners to explore the foundations and applications of computational thinking (CT). INFACT was designed to leverage the assets and support the challenges faced by neurodiverse learners (ND) (e.g., ADHD, autism, or dyslexia), but the... more