Empowering People, Launching lives
Organisations and individuals seeking your help in progressing their research.
We receive regular requests to be a part of research, or to share new research studies with our stakeholders. This includes organisations such as leading universities in the fields of psychology and ABA, as well as individuals seeking to improve the understanding of autism, and the work we can do to support people with autism. We are keen to support any requests that help this, once reviewed by our Ethics Committee to ensure they meet the moral standards and values of our organisation. We will not consider any research proposals without prior ethics approval from the institute of study.
To take a look at some of the projects we have recently shared including results, where available, visit our archive page.
|Safer online lives: use of the internet & social media by people with Intellectual Disabilities
This research is looking for individuals with intellectual disabilities (and autism) as well as professionals, family and carers to take part in a short 20 minute survey. The research is looking at the risks, barriers, benefits and opportunities of internet usage for adults with intellectual disabilities. If you wish to participate, click the link to complete the survey.
Deadline: 31st January 2022
|Sensory reactivity in genetic syndromes and autism
The study is looking for autistic children 5 years and above and their parent/carers to take part in some fun social and non-social games, with and without background noise, whilst their child wears a sensor watch. The study will take place online, using video teleconferencing from the comfort of their home and should take about two hours for the parent (less than 1 hour for the child).
The research, funded by University College London, focuses on sensory processing and physiological responsivity in autistic children, how this differs from typical development, and whether this is similar in other developmental disorders and related conditions.
|Wellbeing in Autistic Young People and their Families
Adolescence and young adulthood are a time of huge physical, social and emotional change for young people. Young people with autism likely have a very different experience of this age compared to their neurotypical peers, however very little is known about their well-being and mental health through these years. Therefore, this study aims to learn more about the wellbeing of young people with autism, in order to develop understanding of autism across this age period.
Deadline: 31st October 2021
|The experiences and mental health of students with autism attending UK secondary schools with a specialist provision, and their parents during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic
The purpose of this study is to gain an understand of how children with autism and their parents experienced the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns. The research will be conducted via a video interview lasting around 20 minutes.
If you would like to take part, or find out more information, please get in touch with one of the researchers using the information below.
|The effects of COVID 19 on the cardiovascular health (Heart health) of children with autism
The Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland is conducting a survey to find out about the cardiovascular health (heart health) of school going children with autism and the effect that COVID-19 related restrictions has had on this aspect of their health.
By taking part you will be helping the research team understand some of the risk factors for cardiovascular health in this community and how COVID-19 related restrictions have impacted them. Take the survey here.