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.

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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.

  • Adolescent Sibling Sleep Study

    Help reveal what improves sleep for teens with Autistic siblings by participating in our online questionnaire study! We are looking for parent-adolescent pairs who have a child/sibling with Autism and live in the US to help us gain a better understanding of the sleep and sleep hygiene of adolescents who have a sibling with Autism. […]

  • STEPS: The Stepped Transition to Employment and Postsecondary Education Success

    We are testing the impact of a new transition support program for teenagers and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Stepped Transition to Employment and Postsecondary Education Success (STEPS) program is a one-on-one counseling program designed to support transition to growing independence among autistic adolescents and young adults. Individuals who are eligible would […]

  • Grief and Bereavement Experiences of Children with Intellectual Disabilities

    We are conducting a study to understand more about how children with intellectual disabilities grieve after the loss of someone in their life. If your child has experienced such a loss, we invite you to participate in this study to help us learn how to support other children in similar situations. Participants will be interviewed […]

  • Resilience and factors promoting positive outcomes in neurodivergence

    Who are we? We are researchers based in Stockholm at the Karolinska Institutet Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (KIND). What is the study about? We are currently conducting research that seeks to capture individual (factors specific to a person and their ways of being), activity and participation (the things an individual engages in like education or […]

  • Designing a Brain Training Game for Learning, Health Literacies, and Self-Formation Using A Neurodiversity Design Approach to Learning Experience Design

    Call for Research Participants Study Title: Designing a Brain Training Game for Learning, Health Literacies, and Self-Formation Using A Neurodiversity Design Approach to Learning Experience Design Investigator: Jamie Bernhardt We invite you to take part in a research study through Georgia State University. The purpose of this study is for the researcher to make a […]

  • PET-MRI brain imaging in autism spectrum disorder

    The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is currently recruiting for a new research study that will use a positron emission tomography (PET)-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner to examine the brains of adults with autism spectrum disorder. The study includes at least 2 visits: one screening visit at the MGH Lurie Center and one scanning visit at […]

  • Between Two Worlds

    We hope this message finds you well. We are excited to inform you about a unique opportunity to contribute to a study conducted by Newcastle University focusing on the experience of living “between two worlds” as a Neurodivergent individual. Why Your Participation Matters: Many Neurodivergent individuals employ strategies of masking or mirroring in public to […]

  • Understanding the Experiences Web Users Have When Encountering Accessibility Overlays

    Accessibility overlays are an increasingly common website feature intended to improve a website’s accessibility. Some examples of features that accessibility overlays can offer include screen reader functionality, voice navigation, contrast and text colour adjustments, highlighting links, pausing animations, and adjustments to text spacing. AccessiBe, AudioEye, EqualWeb, and UserWay are examples of companies selling accessibility overlays. […]

  • Autistics’ Sensory world self-awareness: Consciousness versus subconsciousness

    Hi, I’m Dr. Mordehai Benhamou, an autistic and autism researcher. I am starting new research on autistics’ sensory world, and I would be very grateful if you would fill out the following questionnaire. In return, you will receive data from your sensory profile and “autism quotient” related to the average of the research sample. […]

  • Emotion Recognition in Autism

    Participate in our short online study! Research has described difficulties in recognizing other people’s emotions in people with autism. Until now, however, there are few efficient and reliable methods for identifying these difficulties. Together with the University of Zurich, the Swiss Epilepsy Centre is developing the COSIMO online test to fill this gap. Help us […]

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