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.

  • 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: 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 […]

  • Providers Working With Autistic Transgender Individuals

    My name is Nic Rios and I am a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. I am conducting an interview-based research study examining the experiences and perspectives of medical and mental health providers who work with autistic transgender clients. In particular, I am interested in how […]

  • Ever wondered whether your autistic child thinks differently when speaking in another language?

    Your participation in this study consists of two parts. One part is for you, parent/guardian of a young autistic person aged between 10-16 years. The other part is to be completed by the adolescent, as independently as possible. To be able to complete the study, the adolescent must be verbal and do not have an […]

  • Perceiving Social Interactions: An MRI Study Investigating Differences in Neurodiverse Groups

    Researchers in Baltimore, MD at Johns Hopkins University and Kennedy Krieger Institute are interested in investigating the underlying neural mechanisms associated with perceiving social interactions. We are recruiting adults (ages 18-35 years) with and without autism. Participation in this study includes a 90–120-minute MRI scan, a 10-minute recall task, a 30-minute IQ assessment, and six […]

  • Social Participation and Navigation (SPAN)

    Abstract: Research for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is heavily weighted toward children, despite a high incidence of negative outcomes for young adults and adults with ASD across various occupations, including but not limited to vocation, education, and social activities (Howlin, 2021; Herring, 2022; Howlin & Magiati, 2017; Perryman et al., 2020; Schall et […]

  • Autism Talent Inclusion

    Gartner is leading a research study to directly ask the autistic community worldwide what change is needed for autistic people to feel welcomed, accepted, safe, appreciated, and ultimately thrive in the workplace. We will use the results of this study to create research that will empower CIOs and executive leaders with insights on the most […]

  • Focus Group Study on Early Intervention at Ohio State

    Researchers at The Ohio State University want to learn more about your perspectives on or experiences with participating in early intervention or therapy services for autistic children. We will be holding online focus groups to find out more about this topic. During these focus groups, we will ask questions about how you might make decisions […]

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