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 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

January 1st, 2000 - February 4th, 2022

The Brain Basis of Eye Contact in Children and Adults

New Haven, CT - Yale University
May 21st, 2003 - April 30th, 2023

Simons VIP Connect: Variation in Individuals Project

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

An Investigation of Sibling and Family Coping

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

Brain Network Dynamics Contributing to Atypical Social Interaction in Autism

Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab - College Park, MD
May 14th, 2014 - May 13th, 2020

Adults with ASD or Asperger’s syndrome

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

Early Brain Signature in Toddlers with ASD

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

Neural Mechanisms for Social Interactions and Eye Contact in ASD

New Haven, CT - Yale University
March 17th, 2016 - March 17th, 2021

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety in Children with Autism

New Haven, CT - Yale University
November 1st, 2016 - November 1st, 2021

Interactive Autism Network

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

Partner Perceptions of Conversations with People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

Pivotal Response Treatment Study

New Haven, CT - Yale University
October 17th, 2017 - October 24th, 2021

Sensory Integration Therapy in Autism: Mechanisms and Effectiveness

The Bronx, NY - Albert Einstein Medical Center
October 18th, 2017 - September 1st, 2020

Baby Brain Imaging and Behavior Study (Baby BIBS)

Los Angeles, CA - UCLA
January 1st, 2018 - December 31st, 2020

PET Imaging Study for Young Adults with ASD

New Haven, CT - Yale University
March 14th, 2018 - March 14th, 2021

Inhibitory control in children with autism

Tri-state area (multiple locations)
June 1st, 2018 - June 1st, 2020


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

Understanding Neurodevelopment in Autism

New Haven, CT - Yale University
January 1st, 2019 - December 1st, 2022

Brain Basis of Social and Semantic Language in Adults with Autism

Newark, NJ - Rutgers University
August 16th, 2019 - March 31st, 2020

Language Learning in Children with ASD

New York, NY - NYU
October 1st, 2019 - September 30th, 2020


Online Survey
March 1st, 2020 - June 30th, 2020

The Relationship between Identity-Centrality and Identity-First Language Preferences and Usage in Individuals who have Autism

Online Survey
March 1st, 2020 - March 30th, 2020