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Participate in research

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. Requests come from organisations such as universities that are leading in the fields of psychology and Behaviour Analysis, as well as individuals seeking to improve the understanding of autism. We are keen to support requests that once reviewed by our Ethics Committee, are judged to 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.

Parental perspectives on facilitators and barriers to a successful transition into adulthood for individuals with autism: a thematic analysis

The purpose of this study is to research what are felt by parents of individuals with autism to be key facilitators and barriers for a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood. The researcher is looking to conduct interviews with parents of autistic children / young people aged 16 between 26. If you would like to take part and share your voice on this topic, please contact the researcher below:

Researcher: Emily Bartlett,
Supervisor: Chloe Marshall,

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.

If you’d like to participate in this research, please contact Breanne Kearney, More information can about the research can be found here.

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