Current research studies that are available for you to participate in.
Please contact Tony if you would like your study/research project listed on this page.
Testing the effectiveness of visual supports to improve the understanding of physical activity tasks for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Participants required for a fun (and free) research project to improve the understanding of physical activity tasks for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Researchers from the University of Queensland, Australia; the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and the University of Michigan, USA are conducting a study to investigate the use of visual supports, such as picture cards, in assisting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to improve their ability to understand tasks in a physical activity environment and provide an accurate interpretation of their motor skill performance.
We are seeking both typical developing children and children with ASD (including Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and Autistic disorder) aged between 3years, 0months and
10years, 11months. Participants will be required to perform a series of physical activities to the best of their ability, including (but not limited to) running, jumping, batting, catching, throwing and kicking.
Testing sessions will be conducted at the School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland (St Lucia, Australia) from the 2nd to 20th January 2014, and will take approximately 45minutes to complete.
Parenting Experiences in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Researchers at Deakin University are conducting a study investigating the personal experiences of parents following their child’s diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The aim of this study is to better understand factors which may be related to way a diagnosis is delivered, the mental health and stress outcomes for parents, and what impact the diagnosis has had on parents’ future family planning decisions.
We are seeking PARENTS aged 18 years and over who have a child who has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, such as Autism or Asperger’s Disorder.
We will ask you questions relating to your personal experience of your child’s diagnosis, the experiences you have had parenting your child, your coping strategies and support received, and your feelings about family planning. You will also be asked questions that will measure depression, anxiety and parenting stress.
We believe this questionnaire would take 30 minutes of your time.
If you are interested in contributing your experience to this important research, please go to:
Do you feel like you belong? Social Identity in Autism Spectrum Disorder
This is the link to the survey: https://exp.psy.uq.edu.au/social/
School of Psychology
University of Queensland
Room 319, Building 24 (Social Sciences Building)
Do you know someone with Autism?
Researchers at Deakin University are conducting a study looking at the use of alcohol in siblings of individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.
We are seeking males and females 18 years and over who have a sibling diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
We will ask you to complete an anonymous questionnaire which will require about 5 minutes of your time.
You will not be asked for any possibly identifying information and it is requested you do not provide any information that could identify you.
Once you understand what the project is about and if you agree to take part in it, by completing the questionnaire you have consented to be part of the study.
Please do not initiate the questionnaire unless you understand the information provided regarding the study and that you give your consent to participate in the research project.
If you are interested in completing the questionnaire please click on the link below.
Do You Or Your Partner Have A Diagnosis Of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Researchers at Deakin University would like to invite you and your partner to participate in a study investigating the outcome of an ASD diagnosis (e.g., Autism or Asperger’s disorder) on intimate couple relationships.
What’s involved if you choose to participate?
You and your partner will be asked to complete an anonymous online questionnaire (it should take approximately 15-20 minutes for each partner to complete their section).
Each partner will be asked questions about:
- Marital satisfaction and marital intimacy
- The impact of an ASD diagnosis on your relationship
If you are interested in participating, please visit this web page for more information (and to access the online questionnaire):
If you have any questions, please contact:
This project has been approved by the Deakin University
Human Research Ethics Committee (2012-297)