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.

  • Caregiver Quality of Life and Autism Spectrum Disorder Early Intervention

    Hello and thank you so much for showing interest in our research study. The purpose of this study is to look at the predictors of the quality of life of caregivers/parents to autistic children. If you decide to join this study, you will complete a survey. The survey asks questions related to quality of life, […]

  • Autistic Young Adults: K-12 math experiences

    This research study is conducted by Dr. Gulnoza Yakubova and her research team at the University of Maryland, College Park. We are specifically interested to hear about your experiences with mathematics education when you were in k–12 school. Autistic young adults who are at least 16 years old and either still in high school or […]

  • Double Empathy: Its impact on people with ASD

    In this study, I am researching the concept of double empathy. This relates to how there are many misconceptions about those with autism spectrum disorder due to the fact that most studies have been conducted by allistic individuals. Therefore, instead of describing the accurate autistic experience, they might be simply adjusting their perception to their […]

  • Call for Community Advisory Board – Improving Mental Health Provider Training and Knowledge for Transgender Autistic People

    Hello! We are Drs. Meredith Maroney and Mollie Ruben. We are psychologists with expertise in LGBTQ+ mental health, autism, and healthcare. We have obtained funding to conduct a study on mental health provider knowledge and training in working with transgender, nonbinary, gender diverse (TNG) Autistic individuals. We are currently accepting applications for TNG adults who […]

  • 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 […]

  • Exploring the Health Management Needs of Neurodivergent College Students

    My name is Avery Gaeta, and I am an occupational therapy student at New York Tech. I am running a study about how college students manage their health. The study aims to better understand the health management needs, wants, and habits of college students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The […]

  • Online Caregiver of Autistic Children Stigma Research

    The study we are currently running is called The moderating effect of social support: Experiences of affiliate stigma and depressive symptoms in caregivers of autistic children. We are interested in how experienced stigma and social support affect the mood of caregivers of children with autism. We are looking for the primary caregiver of autistic children […]

  • Ethics of XR for Neurodivergent Children Focus Group Study

    Are you a parent, educator, clinician, or therapist of kids ages 8-13 with a diagnosis of autism and/or ADHD in the Greater Boston area? We are researchers at Northeastern University studying the ethics of XR (extended reality) technologies (like VR headsets and PokémonGo) for neurodivergent children who need your help! Participate in a one-time 90-minute […]

  • Help Us Design A NY-Area Neurodivergent Day Camp!

    Help Us Design A NY-Area Neurodivergent Day Camp! The directors of Camp Akeela and Elmwood Day Camp are exploring the possibility of starting a new day camp for neurodivergent youth in the New York City and Westchester County area. Before taking the next steps, we want to listen carefully to input from the real experts: […]

  • Serendipitous drug repurposing through social media

    The purpose of this research study is to see if we can use social media to survey people worldwide in order to discover unexpected beneficial effects of drugs, nutraceuticals or herbal medicines. We are hoping you can help us by answering a very short survey with the goal of finding better safer drugs for both […]

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