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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. 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 autistic people. 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.

Participation of Children with Autism – Emphasis including Associations and Impacts of Environment, Sibling Comparisons, and links to Sensory Behaviour

Date added: 6th March 2020. Deadline: 25th June 2020

The purpose of this study is to look at the possible facilitators and barriers in natural, play-space environments for children with ASD. It will also look at the sensory aspects of the environment that support and inhibit the child’s participation in play. Download the participant information sheet or contact the researcher for more information.


Kristina Fenske-Vincent –
Mikayla Pillar – 
Lomarshini Anand Bangalore Muthukrishna –, Brunel University

Supervisor: Dido Gree,

Exploring the experience of being a mother with autism

Date added: 6th March 2020. Deadline: 30th April 2020

The study will explore the experience of mothers with autism around parenting on a daily basis and to include them as co-researchers in moving the field forward. Participants will need to have a formal diagnosis of autism. Interviews will likely take 60-90 minutes, to find out more download the participant information sheet or contact the researcher.

Researcher: Farzana Sutcliffe-Khan,, York St John University
Supervisor: Dr Fionnuala Larkin,

Autism Research Survey

Date added: 24th February 2020. Deadline: 31st March 2020

The survey has been developed to gather feedback on your experiences with autism and in particular on how you view your child’s strengths and unique characteristics. In addition, you will be asked about your personal health and well-being and your confidence in managing specific behaviours of your child. The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Complete the survey.

Researcher: Alexandra Karousi,, University of Derby
Supervisor: Simon Bignell,

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