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.

  • Talking to Youth about Sex and Relationships

    If you’re ready to talk to your teen or young adult about sex, relationships, puberty and more…Join Our Study! We worked with parents, young people on the autism spectrum, and experts to create skill-building resources to enhance conversations between parents and their youth on a variety of sexuality topics. Our focus: communication strategies, developing bodies, […]

  • Exploring the Experiences and Decisions of Adults with a Neurodiverse Sibling

    Research Opportunity for Adults with Siblings Diagnosed with Autism OR Down Syndrome Adults with siblings diagnosed with autism or Down syndrome are invited to participate in a study exploring how having a neurodiverse sibling impacts adults’ overall wellbeing, relationships, and decision making. Participation requires registering for Prolific, an online research platform, using the link below. […]

  • RIT Psychology Study Regarding Autism, Labels, and Vocal Alignment

    Hello! The Meaning, Language and Cognition Lab in the Rochester Institute of Technology is currently aiming to perform a study on how the voices of those with autism are perceived. We are looking for anyone, neurotypical or autistic, who would be willing to come to RIT campus to allow us to record their voices for […]

  • The 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 […]

  • The Social Information Processing & Mental Health in Autism Study (SIMH-A)

    The Autism, Stress and Anxiety Program (ASAP Lab) at UBC is conducting a study that aims to understand how the ability to make sense of others’ thoughts, feelings and intentions (i.e., perspective-taking) relates to mental health and social well-being among autistic young adults. We often hear from autistic youth and young adults in our clinical […]


    Hello! We are inviting caregivers of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to take an online survey for research. We want to learn whether there is a connection between the social determinants of health and use of health care services in autistic adults. Social determinants of health are factors such as age, race, gender, insurance […]

  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnoses within BIPOC Communities

    Dear Potential Parent or Guardian, As a doctoral candidate in the Psychology Department at Liberty University, I am conducting research to better understand the experiences of families within the Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) community who have navigated the process of obtaining an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis for their school-aged children. The purpose […]

  • Nationwide Creative Play Study

    This research is for my master’s thesis in developmental psychology and addresses a prevailing issue with “educational” mobile apps. There are over 455,000 apps on various app stores marketed as “educational”, but hardly any of them are vetted for promoting any sort of educational benefits (particularly for autistic children). However, there are a select few […]

  • Project KISS (Key Intimate Social Skills)

    Tufts University and the Crehan Lab are seeking 18-35 year-olds with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to participate in a new study about. The goal of the study is to work together with autistic adults to develop better ways to measure the specific skills needed for safe sexual health and dating. Participation will include an initial […]

  • Autistic Camouflaging: Group Differences and Impacts on Well-Being and Social Functioning

    Hello potential research participants! My name is Alyssa Brewer and I am a graduate student in the School Psychology program at the University of Kansas. I am seeking research participants to complete a 20 minute online survey. The purpose of this study is to explore further understanding of ‘camouflaging’, an autistic masking behavior aimed to […]

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