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.

  • 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 […]

  • Pediatric Brain Imaging Study

    Our lab, led by Adam Eggebrecht, PhD, is a diverse and interdisciplinary team with research focus on developing brain imaging tools for evaluating brain-behavior relationships in children who are autistic, non-autistic, or who have autistic family members. This Study Children will complete a 1-2 hour brain imaging visit and developmental assessments at Washington University School […]

  • Neurodivergent sensemaking with Artificial Intelligence Chatbots

    The purpose of this study is to understand the usage patterns of artificial intelligence chatbots among neurodivergent individuals and how they make sense of their day-to-day tasks with these chatbots. Additionally, we want to investigate any potential negative impacts of artificial intelligence chatbots on this population and how they minimise those harms. Name of Organization: […]

  • Unseen: An Exploration of Social Communication in Autistics Socialized as Women

    Want to help School Without Walls and American University expand understanding of social behavior in Autistic women and nonbinary individuals? Want the opportunity to win a 50$ Amazon gift card? Are you 18+, clinically diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Condition, speaking or semi-speaking, and a female or non-binary individual? If so, please contact [email protected]. Your participation […]

  • Autistic Educators Needed – Participatory Study on Autistic Burnout + Educator Burnout

    The purpose of this study is to explore Autistic educator experiences with educator and Autistic burnout in order to co-create a set of recommendations that will enhance facilitators and mitigate barriers to double burnout. This is a participatory and collaborative study with autistic and neurodivergent scholars and researchers from the US, Canada and UK. There […]

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