Studies, Research & Papers

Research Opportunities

Throughout the  year, there are many opportunities to participate in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) research studies. Let’s work together to further understand ASD.

Keep checking back for updated opportunities.


ASD Studies, Queen’s University, February 2021

Online Emotion Study

This online study is looking at the emotional life of adolescents with ASD, ADHD or neurotypical controls. Participants and their caregiver will complete a few questionnaires and will each receive a $10 Amazon gift card for their time. Also available for non-verbal participants.

If you are interested in participating, please contact:

More info here. 



University of Alberta & S.K.I.P. Lab, February 2021

Caregiver study

Are you the caregiver of two or more children with developmental disabilities, ages 2 – 12? If so, we want to hear from you and talk about your unique experience!

To learn more about the study or to participate, please contact:
Marcela Barahona



The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Sept. 2020

Study: Caregiver separation

Looking for children with ASD or a dual diagnosis of SAD and ASD, with an intellectual impairment. Child participants should be between the age of 3-6 who have difficulty separating from their caregiver in the home environment when the caregiver is out of sight for a period no longer than one minute. Each child participant must have the ability to request for a caregiver’s presence and follow simple instructions with or without pictures as cues.

The study will take place in your home or through an online video conference with a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and doctoral student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, to test the effectiveness of a behaviour treatment for caregiver separation. The anticipated time commitment for participation in this study is 30 minutes, three times per week, for a maximum of eight weeks, with an approximate 1-hour screening procedure and orientation prior. All sessions will be recorded.

If you are interested in being provided with more information about this
study, please email

More info here.