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.

  • Autism Spectrum Auditory Perception (ASAP)

    We want to understand how minimally and low-verbal autistic children perceive speech sounds. Is speech perception related to their own speech production and expressive language abilities? We hypothesize that, if some children can’t hear the difference between similar-sounding words like “ball” and “doll”, maybe they can’t learn to pronounce words accurately and this interferes with […]

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech Intelligibility Treatment for Autism (CASITA)

    Facial Expressions Study We suspect that some minimally verbal autistic children also have a motor speech disorder called “childhood apraxia of speech” or CAS. If this is so, does CAS treatment, appropriately modified for minimally verbal autistic children, improve their speech? Instead of being primarily drill-based, therapy will be embedded in a social, play-based context […]

  • Study of Facial Expressions and Gaze in Children and Young Adults with and without Autism

    Facial Expressions Study The Vision Lab at Old Dominion University is currently looking for volunteers ages 8 – 20 years old who have been diagnosed with autism for an online IRB-approved research study conducted in collaboration with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Participants interact with the researchers on Zoom and play a video game related to […]

  • The Learning, Expectation and Perception study (LEAP)

    What is it and why is it important? This study is designed to investigate the perception of speech sounds and faces. We hope that this research will further our understanding of perceptual differences in individuals with disorders such as autism and that this understanding will one day improve our ability to diagnose and treat these […]

  • TAP (Timing and Auditory Prediction)

    The Sinha Lab at MIT seeks adults aged 18-45 years to participate in the TAP (Timing and Auditory Prediction) research study. TAP aims to understand how autistic and nonautistic adults process words and other sounds. The study involves: up to ~1.5 hour EEG session – 20-30 minutes setup (placement of sensors on your hand/head) and […]

  • Investigating the relationship between age at diagnosis, camouflaging and social identity in autism.

    As part of a Northumbria University study, I am investigating whether the age at which someone received an autism diagnosis and how closely they feel linked to the autism community is related how much camouflaging they undertake (if any). A greater understanding of this area might help when supporting people at diagnosis and signposting them […]

  • Predicting and Optimizing Language Outcomes in Minimally-Verbal Autistic Children

    The Center for Autism Research Excellence at Boston University would like to invite you and your child to participate in our study, ‘Predicting and Optimizing Language Outcomes in Minimally Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder’ (POLO). We are recruiting children with or without Autism Spectrum Disorder, ages 3.5 – 6 years old. The POLO study […]

  • Nutritional deficiencies among children with autism

    We are students at Ben-Gurion University. As part of our B.A. final project we are conducting research on a scientific start-up called Aneustart, whose goal is to diagnose nutritional deficiencies among children with autism in order to improve various cognitive functions. Parents of autistic children are asked to fill out the following survey: https://bgumanagement.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_en83Kb0tZX3qgKy The […]

  • The Experiences of Mothers Feeding Their Infants with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    We are looking for mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who fulfill the following inclusion and exclusion criteria to share their stories about feeding their child from 0-12 months of age. The purpose of this study is to investigate the feeding difficulties of infants who are later diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder compared to […]

  • “Interview of Vocational Coaches Supporting Neurodivergent Employees in Office Settings”

    We are looking for vocational coaches who have previously worked or currently work in remote or office settings to participate in our study. We are seeking to gain insight regarding the perspectives of vocational coaches on their role in supporting workers with Autism Spectrum Disorders in office and remote work settings. Potential participants can expect […]

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