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Research Requests

Aspergers Victoria regularly receives requests from researchers to advertise opportunities for our members to be participants in their research projects. Listed below are current projects. Please ensure you investigate the requirements carefully before deciding to be involved.

If you are a Researcher and have an authorised research study that is relevant to what we do, our members and which may be appropriate for us to publicise on our website, please complete the Research Request form and send an email to the Research Requests Co-ordinator with a copy of the research project that you want publicised through us and a copy of the ethics approval associated with the research. We will consider your request and respond to you as soon as possible. We would also appreciate you forwarding us the report or summary at the end of your project, so we may inform our members of the outcome of the research projects they may participate in.

Current Research seeking participants 


A research study regarding professionals’ early autism knowledge and training needs, to help design an online training program tailored for use by professionals. We are seeking input from medical, allied health, and early childhood professionals who regularly work with children aged 11-36 months of age. This training program will be based on ASDetect, our successful early autism detection app for parents.

The link to fill out the survey is https://is.gd/ASDetectPRO

More information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASDetectApphttps://www.facebook.com/OlgaTennisonAutismResearchCentre

To participate or any questions: Shannon Elgar: 18925856@students.latrobe.edu.au)


A randomised-controlled trial of a behavioural intervention for optimising social and communication development of newborns with a genetic link to ASD, ADHD or Intellectual Disability.

The study commences in the third antenatal trimester of pregnancy and continues until the child turns 2 years of age.

Study participants required: Pregnant women whose baby has a family history of Autism, ADHD, or Intellectual Disability

The CUB study participation involves being randomised into one of the two study groups.  50% of participants will be allocated the developmental monitoring group, while the other half will be allocated to the intervention group.  

This research is investigating a new program that runs from the third antenatal trimester through to when the baby is 8 months of age. Through this randomised control trial, we are exploring whether this program may help parents understand more about their baby’s early social and communication skills, and in the process assist their baby’s development.  All participating babies will receive developmental monitoring as part of the trial.

More information at CAPTeam, Childhood Autism Phenotype Team current studies: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/psychology/research/research-areas/developmental-psychology/CAPTeam/current-studies

Contact: Alex Aulich, Study Coordinator: CUBS@latrobe.edu.au


Latrobe University researchers are interested in understanding the different pathways that may lead to well-being in autistic adults in Australia.

This anonymous online survey will take on average 30 minutes to complete (however some may take less, and others longer).

All participants can choose to receive a $10AUD Coles e-voucher upon survey completion.

To participate in the survey or any questions, please contact Melanie on m.muniandy@latrobe.edu.au


Research team headed by Dr Michael Quinn, from the Division of Psychology at the University of Tasmania. Assistance in helping  research investigating the factors that influence parenting stress and how these factors may differ between parents of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and parents of a typically developing child.  We are also seeking to validate a unique tool to measure parenting stress - the Autism Parenting Stress Index (APSI). The APSI was developed with emphasis on capturing the unique behavioural and psychological stressors which parents of children with ASD experience. We hope that this tool could be used to help guide allied health professionals to assist parents of children with ASD with their stress. 

The research involves completing an online survey that takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes to complete.

Contact: Shahna Mailey (Student Investigator) smailey@utas.edu.au 


Alternative contact: Project’s Chief Investigator, Dr Michael Quinn - Michael.Quinn@utas.edu.au, or phone him on (03) 6226 2998. 

QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (qut)  - middle years learners on the Spectrum:

Autism CRC  are seeking specialists, educators and parents of learners on the autism spectrum of middle years students (and students themselves) who have complex needs and who attend schools in  a remote, rural, indigenous or alternative setting.   Complete the survey here.

Who can participate?

  • Students aged 8-16  who are or think they may be on the autism spectrum.
  • Student who study in a rural, remote, indigenous or alternative settings (e.g. distance learning, home schooling etc).
What does participating involve?
Where can I find further information?

Monash Uni - coping with life events 

Monash Uni are seeking adolescents, their parents and teachers for a study on how they are coping with life events.   

Who can participate?

  • Adolescents aged 12-18 years with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.
  • Parents and teachers of the adolescents. 
What does participating involve?
  • Completing a series of rating scales.  
Where can I find further information?

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND (UQ) - what Autistic adults/Adults with ASD wanted from their parents

UQ are seeking adults on the autism spectrum who would like to contribute to a better understanding of how to parent autistic children/children with ASD well.

Who can participate?

  • Adults with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. 
What does participating involve?
  • Completing an online 30 minute survey.  Access the survey here  
Where can I find further information?

Deakin Uni -Significant Safety Factors in School Environment for Teens

Deakin Uni are seeking adolestcentswho are willing to discuss their views and experiences of the factors in school environment that are significant to their safety and wellbeing. This study is expected to feed into Australia's National Safe School Framework and Victoria’s Program for Students with Disabilities for fostering wellbeing, safety, anti-bullying and inclusion of students with ASD.

Who can participate?

  • Adolescents of secondary school age who identify as being on the autism spectrum.
  • Must be at a mainstream school in Victoria.
What does participating involve?
Taking part in four sessions altogether (time and place that is convenient) :  1) A 30 minute introduction meeting with the researcher; 2) A 45-60 minute session at school (outside school hours) to take photographs of the things and spaces significant to participant’s safety and wellbeing at school;  3) Participate in one 45-60-minute interview to talk about the photos taken and 4) Take part in an a brief information verification meeting. Teens will be reimbursed with a $20 gift card per session (maximum $80 total). They can bring a companion/parent to the meetings  if they wish to.  Where can I find further information?

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