Participate in Research

With estimates that 1 in 54 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

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

Yale Autism Center of Excellence – Understanding Neurodevelopment in Autism

Yale University
July 1st, 2017 - July 1st, 2022

Treatment Preferences in Parents of Children with Autism and Anxiety

Online Survey
March 15th, 2018 - November 17th, 2021

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

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

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

Parent-Led Cognitive Behavioral Teletherapy For Anxiety in Youth with ASD

Online Survey
July 30th, 2019 - December 31st, 2021

The Optimizing Innovations Study

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

Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS)

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

Coronavirus and Autism Behavioral Study (CABS)

Online Survey
September 8th, 2020 - January 1st, 2022

Infant Language and Brain Development Study

Infancies Studies Laboratory at Rutgers University-Newark
November 1st, 2020 - October 31st, 2022

Spectrum for Life Interconnected Survey Project

Online Survey
January 1st, 2021 - January 1st, 2022

Brain and behavior changes over time in young children with autism

Child Mind Institute - NYC
February 12th, 2021 - September 29th, 2022

Why does my adolescent sometimes lash out?

Online Survey
March 1st, 2021 - November 30th, 2021

Bullying of Neurodivergent Teens During COVID-19

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

Parents’ Experiences Raising a Child on the Autism Spectrum

Online Survey
April 1st, 2021 - May 1st, 2022

Developing a diagnosis-specific training and treatment protocol for youth with autism spectrum disorder admitted to acute general psychiatry units

Online Survey
May 1st, 2021 - September 30th, 2021

Parent-Administered Neurodevelopmental Assessment (PANDABox)

Online Survey
June 1st, 2021 - December 31st, 2021

Neurocomputational mechanisms of proactive social behavior deficits in ASD

Seaver Autism Center - New York, NY
June 28th, 2021 - June 28th, 2022

Evaluation of a brief telehealth intervention to support emotional distress of autistic adults during COVID-19

Online Survey
July 1st, 2021 - December 30th, 2021

Developing Supports to Address Mental Health Needs of Autistic Students in Postsecondary Education

Online Survey
July 16th, 2021 - September 1st, 2021

Brain network dynamics contributing to atypical social interaction in autism

College Park, MD
July 30th, 2021 - December 5th, 2021

The Clinical Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorder

In-person study at Yale University
September 20th, 2021 - April 30th, 2023

Caregiving for those with high support needs

anywhere in the US
November 16th, 2021 - January 31st, 2022