Participate in Research

With estimates that 1 in 68 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 disease 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

February 6th, 2006 - February 4th, 2022

Genetics of Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders

New York, NY - Weill Cornell Medical College
July 1st, 2007 - July 1st, 2018

Simons VIP Connect: Variation in Individuals Project

Danville, PA - Geisinger Clnic
August 1st, 2011 - December 31st, 2020

Language Intervention Study

Boston, MA - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
September 1st, 2012 - August 31st, 2018

Profiles of Abilities Study

Boston, MA - Boston University
September 1st, 2012 - August 31st, 2018

An Investigation of Sibling and Family Coping

Online Survey (The University of Southern Mississippi)
April 25th, 2013 - December 31st, 2020

Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials

New Haven, CT - Yale University
July 1st, 2015 - June 30th, 2019

The Brain Basis of Eye Contact in Adults

New Haven, CT - Yale University
August 1st, 2015 - July 31st, 2018

Adults with ASD or Asperger’s syndrome

San Diego, CA - San Diego State University
September 1st, 2015 - January 1st, 2021

Early brain signature of autism spectrum disorder

San Diego, CA - San Diego State University
September 1st, 2015 - August 30th, 2020

Multimodal Imaging of Early Signature in ASD

Social Cognitive Affective Neurodevelopment Group at San Diego State University
September 1st, 2015 - December 30th, 2018

Participate in the Autism Sisters Project

New York, NY - Mount Sinai Hospital
October 13th, 2015 - December 31st, 2018

UD Autism Lab fNIRS Study

Newark, DE - Move2LEarn Autism Lab, University of Delaware
June 1st, 2016 - May 30th, 2018

Sensory Integration Therapy in Autism: Mechanisms and Effectiveness

Bronx, NY - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
July 21st, 2016 - July 21st, 2020

Infant Screening Project

Boston, MA - Boston Children's Hopsital
September 1st, 2016 - September 1st, 2018

Interactive Autism Network

Online Survey
December 1st, 2016 - November 30th, 2020

Genetic Study of Asperger Syndrome and ASD

Philadelphia, PA - University of Pennsylvania
January 1st, 2017 - September 1st, 2019

Partner Perceptions of Conversations with People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Online Survey (Macquarie University, Australia)
May 30th, 2017 - May 30th, 2022