Participate In Research
Many opportunities are available for families to participate in autism research. You can join a clinical trial, enroll in a research study, contribute to our rich genetic database or participate online by adding your family information to a research database. Nearly 90 percent of children with cancer are enrolled in clinical trials--contrasted with only 5 percent of children with autism. Your participation can make a difference in the lives of all who struggle with autism.
Also please see Autism Speaks Participant’s Guide to Autism Drug Research.
For more information about Autism Speaks or Autism Speaks Canada research opportunities please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CAMH is conducting a research project evaluating Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for parents of children, youth, or adults with autism.
Kids Brain Health Network (formerly NeuroDevNet) is conducting an environmental scan with diverse stakeholders in order to inform future research directions, based on the needs and challenges experienced by parents of children neurodevelopmental conditions. Click the link to get more information and take the survey.
Family Participation in Research is designed to connect families interested in participating in studies with researchers who are actively recruiting participants.
Find out how you can advance autism research by registering as a postmortem tissue donor. It Takes Brains is the registration site for Autism BrainNet, a collaboration between Autism Speaks and the Simons Foundation.
Interactive Autism Network (IAN) is an innovative online project designed to accelerate the pace of autism research by allowing parents to report information about their child's diagnosis, behavior, environment, services received, as well as progress over time.
The Bloorview Research Institute is conducting need-based and ground breaking health research. There are many opportunities for research participation in our ongoing studies.
These are two studies (running concurrently) that broadly investigate how children with autism mentally represent the bodies and actions of others. We are investigating these processes in children with autism spectrum disorders as they may play a part in how individuals with autism learn from and communicate with others.
Currently, there are spaces left to enroll in two intervention programs that are aimed to promote mental health in young people with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger Syndrome.
Also a separate research study seeking your experiences with the police to create training materials for police and law enforcement professionals on how to better interact with people with developmental disabilities. (No previous involvement with police required to participate).