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Links & Research Opportunities

Research opportunities for Adults

Research opportunities for Adolescents 

Research opportunities for Children

Research opportunities for Staff

 

    Research opportunities for Adults

    • Researchers at Griffith University are looking for Australian females with a diagnosis of ASD, aged between 12 and 24 years. This research aims to help the community understand how to support females with ASD through social challenges, they are hoping to let professionals know what it is you want and need. If you wish to participate you can log on to a private online forum and chat with other online, and all girls in the study. Please click here for more information on how to particiate.
    • Researchers at the university of New England are looking for adults with or without a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder to particpate in a study. The study aims to gain greater knowledge, better understanding and insight into the way adults need to belong. Please click here for more information and how to participate.
    • Researchers at UNSW are looking for all adults with autism 25 years and older/or their carers/family members to participate in a nation-wide questionnaire-based research study which aims to improve understanding of life in adulthood for people on the spectrum. We especially need more adults with autism and intellectual disability to participate, or their support person to participate on their behalf. We also need more control participants, particularly adult males, so if you are non-autistic and willing to help, please contact us. If you would like to express your interest in participating please follow this link: https://goo.gl/Xrzxwn
    • Researchers at Griffith University are wanting participants 18+ (preferably female) diagnosed with Asperger's to participate in semi-structured interviews for research project. The research process entails the observation and questioning of volunteers. Imagery, such as spreads from selected graphic novellas will be shown to subjects, and questioning will be delivered in a semi-structured format. Questions are related to perception, in association with the visual, broaching on the subject of color and aesthetics. Please click here for the information and how to particpate.
    • Researchers at USC are looking for learner drivers aged 16-24 years with ASD and their parents who would be willing to participate in a research study "What Do You See, When Driving with ASD". This study is to gain further insight and understanding into the driving and licensing experiences of learners with ASD. Please click here for all the information and how to participate.
    • Researchers at Bond University are looking for parents to partipate in a study. The study aims to investigate the impact co-parenting has on relationship satisfaction, depression, anxiety and stress in parents who have a child with ASD or when a paretn is on the spectrum. Please click here for more information and how to participate.
    • The Australian National University are looking for parents and teenagers with High Functioning Autism to complete an online survey that asks about stress, coping, anxiety and depression. More information about the study can be found at https://goo.gl/LXco8i
    • Researchers at University of Queensland are looking for adults who have been diagnosed with Asperger's Disorder and how they feel about the new category of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please click here for the information sheet and click here for the family/friends information sheet

     

    Research opportunities for Adolescents

    • Researchers at the Australian National University are looking for teenagers with high functioning autism spectrum disorder to complete an online survey. The focus of the study is to see what sorts of things cause them stress and how they cope with the stress. To complete the survey please follow this link: http://goo.gl/LXco8i
    • Researchers at USC are looking for learner drivers aged 16-24 years with ASD and their parents who would be willing to participate in a research study "What Do You See, When Driving with ASD". This study is to gain further insight and understanding into the driving and licensing experiences of learners with ASD.  Please click here for all the information and how to participate.
    • The Australian National University are looking for parents and teenagers with High Functioning Autism to complete an online survey that asks about stress, coping, anxiety and depression. More information about the study can be found at https://goo.gl/LXco8i

     

     

     

     

    Research opportunities for Children

     

    • Researchers at Deakin University are currently conducting a study entitled "Sleeping Sound Special Needs: A Fleasibility Pilot Study". The research aims to characterise the sleep problems that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who also have an Intellectual Disability (ID) experience. The results of this research will improve our understanding of the types of sleep problems children with ASD who also have ID experience. This research will assist in tailoring of intervention programs to improve sleep problems for this clinical population. Researchers are currently seeking parents of children (6-13 years of age) with a diagnosis of ASD and ID to take part in this study. Participants will be asked to complete a survey about their child's sleep problems as well as their own parenting stress and mental health. Participants will also be asked to complete a sleep diary. This study will be completed in participants own time and will take approximately one hour to complete. Particpants will be given a $20 Coles Gift Card upon completion of all study materials to thank them for their time. To register interest and find out more please click here. 
    • Radhika who works here at Minds & Hearts is looking for children aged 8-12 years who are verbally fluent and on the autism spectrum. The study aims to explore the effects of yoga-based techniques on: focus and concentration, self-regulation, emotion regulation self-awareness, sleep, anxiety and impulsivity. Please click here for all the information and how to participate. 

     

    Research opportunities for Staff

    • Autism CRC needs your help to shape the future as we embark on a landmark, national needs analysis of students with ASD aged 5-18 years, and their educational needs. We are calling on school administrators, teachers and specialist support staff, ancillary support staff such as teacher aides, parents of students with ASD and students with ASD to share your experiences. Please click here for further information or here for the consent form