Autism Research: Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe, University of Guelph, is conducting research on the gut symptoms often seen in children with autism. They are looking for children ages 1 to 8 who live within a reasonable driving distance of Guelph. Please contact Susan Watts at
Currently different researchers investigate the use of social robots for interventions with children with Autism. A a group of scientists from robotics at the Free University of Brussels, therapists at the Babes-Bolyai University and ethicists from the University of Twente, we want to hear your opinion (as a parent, therapist or teacher of a child with autism) about using social robots for autistic children. As such we can include your feedback from the start of the development process to create new technology suitable for the needs of children with Autism. Filling in the questionnaire takes less than 15 min. Thanks in advance for your collaboration!
School Based Experiences of Individuals Diagnosed with ASD or Parents of Individuals with ASD.
In a recent study participants identified that school based experiences impacted their mental health. They reported that school staff had difficulty implementing appropriate behavioural programs, difficulty with programming for the unique learning and sensory issues, and difficulty knowing how to intervene when students with ASD were victimized by peers (Penney, in press). This current study will undertake to survey a larger audience and hopes to attempt to begin to understand individuals with ASD and their school experiences. This study will you take about 40-60 minutes of your personal time to complete. It includes a demographic questionnaire (your province, your status as a parent or an individual, your age, and education) and an open-ended survey questionnaire about your experiences within your school or your child's school. [View the complete Call for Participants PDF] [Participate in the research project]
Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: If you are the mother of a child (up to age 18) with an ASD you are invited to participate in this research project. Mothers will complete an online survey. The survey addresses child behaviour, parental stress, and coping strategies. It takes about 30 minutes to complete. You will find the survey here.
Participants will be eligible to enter a draw to win a $50 voucher for use at either Coles-Myer (in Australia) or Amazon.com.
The project has been approved by the Australian Catholic University Human Research Ethics Committee (Registration Approval Number 2013 05V). It is being conducted by Allison Ball, Stella Chaviaras, Alithea Karageorgiou, and Linda Kollind (Master of Psychology students) (Dr. David Hamilton and Associate Professor Cecelia Winkelman, Supervisors) at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia
We hope that the findings of this study will inform the development of appropriate family-centred services and appreciate your assistance.
Parents of Children between the Ages of 5-12 Diagnosed with ASD needed to participate in an online study at Queen's University. The Levels study will require you to complete questionnaires about your child's behaviours and emotional responses. The study is being conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Kelley's lab at Queen's University. The study is completely confidential and non-invasive. To participate, go to tinyurl.com/QueensASDstudy and enter the password asdstudy.
A Survey on Quality of Life, Self-Efficacy, and Social Relationships | California State University, Dominguez Hills. As part of the second half of an award winning research project exploring how adults with autism experience romantic relationships, we are now collecting data about how their life experiences and sense of self-efficacy affect their quality of life. Participate in the online survey. If you have any questions about this study or your rights as a participant, you may call the investigator Marianne Lacoste at 310-936-2326, or the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects at CSUDH, 310-243-3756.
SickKids: Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders Needed for Research Study. A team of researchers is seeking children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders who have recently been hospitalized at the Hospital for Sick Children. We want to hear about their experiences of hospital care, as well as the experiences of their parents and health-care providers. [View Details PDF]
I am pleased to announce the launch of Adults Count! A survey on Youth and Adults with ASDs in Ontario.
(1) An individual 16 years old or older who has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder by a professional; OR
(2) A family member (e.g., sibling, parent) who is knowledgeable about the needs of a specific individual, 16 years old or older, diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder; OR
(3) A professional (e.g., group home worker, Adult Protective Service Worker, therapist) who is knowledgeable about the needs of a specific individual, 16 years old or older, diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
– Kevin Stoddart, The Redpath Centre for Social and Emotional Development
David Daglish, a PhD candidate at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, is conducting an online survey measuring people's trust in the computerisation of their health records. The survey is anonymous and takes approximately twenty minutes to complete. Participate in the online survey.
Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) project seeks participants for survey. The purpose of the survey is to identify the types of treatment priorities that parents have for their children with developmental disabilities and whether these priorities differ for different types of children and families. Access Survey.