Research Studies

AANE maintains this listing of current research for the community’s information and possible participation.

Please note:

  • These research studies are external and are not run by nor affiliated with AANE.
  • AANE is committed to identity-first language and non-medical language and approach but the research studies posted may not follow the same practices.

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Guidelines for Research Study Submission

  • Studies conducted in the United States should be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • Studies conducted outside of the United States should be reviewed and approved by a comparable independent organization.
  • Studies will be posted on this page within 5 to 7 business days after the form is submitted if the study is consistent with AANE’s mission and values.
  • Research studies will be removed from this page approximately one year after being posted unless a different timeframe is specified.

Researchers are invited to submit or make updates to a previously submitted study by using the button below.

  • No cost online mental health program for autistic adults with intellectual disability

    We want to share with you an important research project being conducted at the University of Virginia. The goal of this study is to understand how well an online mindfulness based mental health therapy program will work for autistic adults with intellectual disability and mental health concerns. The therapy program will be at no cost. […]

  • Relationships Between Stress, Intolerance of Uncertainty, Resilience, and Quality of Life in Caregivers of Children with ASD

    Hello, My name is Dr. Laura Plexico, the Department Chair of the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Department at Auburn University. I would like to invite you to participate in my research study examining parent stress, intolerance of uncertainty, quality of life, and resilience in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. You may participate […]

  • Talking to Youth about Sex and Relationships

    If you’re ready to talk to your teen or young adult about sex, relationships, puberty and more…Join Our Study! We worked with parents, young people on the autism spectrum, and experts to create skill-building resources to enhance conversations between parents and their youth on a variety of sexuality topics. Our focus: communication strategies, developing bodies, […]

  • Exploring the Experiences and Decisions of Adults with a Neurodiverse Sibling

    Research Opportunity for Adults with Siblings Diagnosed with Autism OR Down Syndrome Adults with siblings diagnosed with autism or Down syndrome are invited to participate in a study exploring how having a neurodiverse sibling impacts adults’ overall wellbeing, relationships, and decision making. Participation requires registering for Prolific, an online research platform, using the link below. […]

  • RIT Psychology Study Regarding Autism, Labels, and Vocal Alignment

    Hello! The Meaning, Language and Cognition Lab in the Rochester Institute of Technology is currently aiming to perform a study on how the voices of those with autism are perceived. We are looking for anyone, neurotypical or autistic, who would be willing to come to RIT campus to allow us to record their voices for […]

  • The Autism Spectrum Program of Excellence

    Join the Autism Spectrum Program of Excellence (ASPE) at The University of Pennsylvania in better understanding the biological processes of autism to inform support programs, increase acceptance and advocacy, and improve the quality of life for autistic individuals.  ASPE is actively recruiting: -Individuals with an autism diagnosis or suspected autism diagnosis -Individuals with a Chromosome […]

  • The Social Information Processing & Mental Health in Autism Study (SIMH-A)

    The Autism, Stress and Anxiety Program (ASAP Lab) at UBC is conducting a study that aims to understand how the ability to make sense of others’ thoughts, feelings and intentions (i.e., perspective-taking) relates to mental health and social well-being among autistic young adults. We often hear from autistic youth and young adults in our clinical […]


    Hello! We are inviting caregivers of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to take an online survey for research. We want to learn whether there is a connection between the social determinants of health and use of health care services in autistic adults. Social determinants of health are factors such as age, race, gender, insurance […]

  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnoses within BIPOC Communities

    Dear Potential Parent or Guardian, As a doctoral candidate in the Psychology Department at Liberty University, I am conducting research to better understand the experiences of families within the Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) community who have navigated the process of obtaining an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis for their school-aged children. The purpose […]

  • Nationwide Creative Play Study

    This research is for my master’s thesis in developmental psychology and addresses a prevailing issue with “educational” mobile apps. There are over 455,000 apps on various app stores marketed as “educational”, but hardly any of them are vetted for promoting any sort of educational benefits (particularly for autistic children). However, there are a select few […]

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