Participate in Research

With estimates that 1 in 59 children will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, it is more important than ever that we better understand the causes of and treatments for autism to help those with a diagnosis. Autism is currently the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States. Research is the only way that we can continue to improve the quality and effectiveness of treatments and find a cure for autism.

To continue learning and developing treatments, it is crucial for individuals with autism and their families to participate in research. It is only with your help and support that we can move towards more effective treatment. Every breakthrough brings us closer to an answer to autism, which makes every piece of research, and every participant that much more important.

There is so much need for data from the autism community. Participate in these research opportunities to help discover the causes of autism and find treatments that work for children, teens and adults.

If you are a scientist or research coordinator and would like to have your study listed on the ASF website, please fill out this form.


Click here to read all of the currently recruiting projects

January 1st, 2000 - February 4th, 2022

An Investigation of Sibling and Family Coping

Online Survey
April 25th, 2013 - December 31st, 2020

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessing Needs for Information and Training across Stakeholders and Settings

Online Survey
January 2nd, 2014 - December 31st, 2021

Partner Perceptions of Conversations with People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Online Survey
May 30th, 2017 - May 30th, 2022

Telehealth Delivery of Treatment for Sleep Disturbances in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Department of Defense)

Online Survey
September 1st, 2018 - August 31st, 2022


Online Survey
January 1st, 2019 - December 31st, 2021

Autism Inclusion Study

Online Survey
March 29th, 2019 - December 1st, 2020

Improving Access to Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) Via Telehealth Parent Training

Online Survey
April 1st, 2019 - December 31st, 2022

Online Developmental Screening Study

Online Survey
August 8th, 2019 - August 31st, 2021

Who Knows You Best

Online Survey
November 1st, 2019 - January 1st, 2021

The Optimizing Innovations Study

Online Survey
January 10th, 2020 - January 10th, 2023

A Qualitative Study of Adult Development and Aging in Autism

Online Survey
January 27th, 2020 - January 26th, 2021

Impact of Camouflaging on Females with Autism

Online Survey
February 28th, 2020 - February 27th, 2021

Eating Habits in Autism

Online Survey
March 1st, 2020 - July 31st, 2020

Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on NIMH Research Participants and Volunteers

Online Survey
April 1st, 2020 - April 30th, 2021

TEDI: Telehealth Evaluation of Development for Infants

Online Survey
April 17th, 2020 - August 31st, 2021

Food and Eating Behaviors of ASD Children in Response to COVID-19

Online Survey
April 20th, 2020 - December 22nd, 2020

Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS)

Online Survey
April 28th, 2020 - February 9th, 2021

Challenging Behavior Training Modules for Families of Young Children

Online Survey
May 1st, 2020 - May 1st, 2021

Parenting the Spectrum Sensitively

Online Survey
May 1st, 2020 - August 7th, 2020

Perceptions of Unusual Behavior

Online Survey
May 1st, 2020 - October 1st, 2020

Pronoun use in preschoolers with autism

Online Survey
May 5th, 2020 - August 31st, 2020

Youth with ASD in transition planning

Online Survey
May 8th, 2020 - August 20th, 2020

Parent preferences about technology based interventions for children and young people with autism spectrum disorders

Online Survey
May 17th, 2020 - December 31st, 2020

Predictors of Supervision Satisfaction for Clinicians Providing Behavioral Services for Individuals with ASD

Online Survey
June 1st, 2020 - December 1st, 2020

Caregiver Interview Study – Understanding How Sensory Sensitivities in Young Adults with ASD Impact their Transition to Adulthood

Online Survey
June 11th, 2020 - August 14th, 2021

STEPS for Strengthening the Sibling Bond of Children with Autism

Online Survey
July 1st, 2020 - September 4th, 2020