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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.

Autism and Bullying in Childhood Online Study

Date added: 1st May 2020. Deadline: 1st April 2021.

We are looking to recruit individuals who have a diagnosis of Autism in an online study looking at their experiences of bullying in childhood.  You will be eligible to take part if you are:

1.   over the age of 18 

2.   have identified yourself as having a diagnosis of Autism

3.   have a good command of the English language

4.   have no significant visual problems that will prevent you using a screen

The study can be accessed through the following link on a smart phone or computer.  It should take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete and looks at your experiences and perception of bullying in childhood.


Dr Miles Rogish –
Dr Melanie Forster –, University of York

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 or take the survey here, for parents or for teachers.


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

Supervisor: Dido Gree,

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