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.

  • Equine-assisted support and the well-being of caregivers of autistic children

    Background The current study aims to investigate the effects of equine assistance support (EAS) on the well-being of caregivers of those who support autistic children. Recent studies suggest that EAS can yield positive outcomes for autistic children and qualitative explorations conclude they can also afford caregivers similar outcomes, however, no such quantitative research has aimed […]

  • Autistic women’s experience of emotions: qualitative investigation

    Researchers at Stanford University are recruiting participants for a study of how autistic women make sense of their emotions. Participants will be invited to fill out an online survey, then take part in a Zoom interview lasting about 45 minutes. You may be eligible to participate in this study if you: -are age 18 or […]

  • Understanding Needs and Expectations of Parental Control of Parents having Children with Autism

    We (Utah State University researchers) are working on a project to make parental control tools autism friendly by accommodating needs of autistic children into the parental control tools. We are looking for reaching out to the parents having children on the spectrum, where the child is 13 years or below and uses Internet and devices […]

  • Exploring Autism Stigma and Knowledge Among Ethnoracial Minority Families of Autistic Children

    This virtual study aims to explore barriers to autism diagnosis and intervention, as well as the role the stigma and knowledge may play. This study is being conducted among ethnoracial minority families and white families, and focuses on parents of autistic children between the ages of 3-21. If interested in participating, please fill out this […]

  • Family Collaboration on Video-based Learning

    Researchers at the University of Maryland at College Park are looking for 3- to 17-year-old children or youth with autism and their peer-type family member, who is either (a) 5-12 years old and older than the autistic child/youth; OR (b) 13-17 years old and older or younger than the autistic child/youth, to participate in a […]

  • Exploring neurodivergent outlooks towards generative AI-based assistive technologies

    The primary objective of this study is to explore the outlook of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) based assistive technologies among neurodivergent individuals (those with conditions like autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Down syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Prader-Willi syndrome, sensory processing disorders, social anxiety, and Tourette syndrome). Through this study, […]

  • Exploring how body image is measured in autistic adults

    Research on body image (i.e., how one think and feels toward their body and appearance) in the Autistic population is currently limited and requires better understanding. To address these limitations, the purpose of this study is to better understand how body image can be measured in Autistic individuals. You will be asked to complete an […]

  • Understanding and measuring depression in young people with ADHD, dyspraxia/DCD and/or autistic young people

    Hi, My name is Andrea Ivanovska, and I am a postgraduate researcher at the University of Edinburgh. I am working on a project that aims to better understand depression characteristics in neurodivergent teenagers (ages 11 to 16). The study will also look at screening tools to measure depression and assess a new depression screening tool […]

  • The Double-edged Sword of Autism in Work Teams

    Research participants needed for a study on autism in work teams. I am looking for research participants to take part in a survey that examines the experiences of autistic workers in team settings. Participants will be required to complete a 48-item survey as a subject matter expert on autism in work teams (approx. 30 minutes). […]

  • Speech and Motor Assessment Remote Trial (SMART)

    Post-pandemic, so much healthcare-related assessment is taking place remotely. This can be much more convenient for families with a child who has a neurodevelopmental disorder, but we need to know how the information from a remote assessment compares to an in-person one. This project aims to do just that: Compare how a child performs on […]

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