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.
Schedule a call to speak with a member of AANE’s staff, or fill out a form to be contacted by email.
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.
Cancer Screening for Patients With Intellectual Disability: Exploring Parent and Caregiver Perspectives
Our goal is to understand the experiences of patients with intellectual disability in regard to screening for cancer, for example colonoscopies for colon cancer and mammograms for breast cancer. For patients not being screened, we hope to learn about any barriers faced. We want to provide parents and caregivers the opportunity to share their thoughts […]
Speech-Language Pathologists’ perspectives on assessment and intervention methods of speech sound disorders in children with autism
To the attention of SLPs, My name is Shams Verdiyeva and I am a MS student in Language and Communication Impairments in Children at the University of Sheffield. For my MS dissertation research project, I am conducting a survey among SLPs working in the United States. Through my research project, I hope to learn more […]
The purpose of this study is to explore diagnostic experiences of autistic gender minority people (e.g., people who identify as transgender, nonbinary, gender diverse, or another label). We are conducting this study because we are interested in hearing about challenges during the autism assessment process for transgender and gender diverse people, as well as aspects […]
Hello, I am reaching out as a member of the Double Rainbow Lab at the University of Calgary (see more information about our lab here: https://double-rainbow-lab.dudasites.com/). We conduct research focused on LGBTQ+ and autistic mental health and well-being, with an emphasis on strengths-based and affirmative practice. We are currently recruiting participants for a study focused […]
My name is Jessica Chelsky, MA, and I am currently a clinical psychology doctoral student at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. I am conducting a dissertation study on the experience of considering trauma during psychotherapy with child clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This study will address clinicians’ current assessment and treatment considerations regarding […]
Exploring Virtual Group Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Format on Participation of Parents of Children with Autism
Researchers at Rowan University are conducting a study examining how parents of children with autism prefer to participate in virtual parental well-being groups. Parents will be randomized into either a 6-hr workshop group, a 3-week group with 2-hr sessions once per week, or a 6-week group with 1-hr sessions once per week. The groups will […]
Hi, my name is Amirreza Madani. As an urban planning student, I am currently working on my dissertation on neurodiversity and urban space. In order to complete my dissertation, I must speak to those who are neurodiverse, especially those with autism, since the results of this research are valuable when they are informed by those […]
Researchers at the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) are testing a new online tool to help caregivers play with their children with autism. This web application involves brief videos, interactive activities, and video chatting with a coach. Receive up to $240 in gift cards as a thank you for participating! Inclusion Criteria: Caregivers: -At least 18 […]
We have two different 10 minute long studies running, looking at different parts of language! Our studies are primarily looking at memory and overall learning of new languages. These studies do require the use of a computer (not a tablet or iPhone). They do not require any social interaction. We are seeking anyone 18+ who […]
Validation of a novel measurement battery of relationship and safety skills for adults with and without autism spectrum disorder
Researchers at Tufts University are seeking autistic adults aged 18-35 years, who are fluent English speakers, to help develop a toolkit for measuring social skills used for dating and sex. The goal of this research study is to work together with autistic adults to develop better ways to measure the specific skills needed for sexual […]
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