Research Projects

AT-Autism is pleased to support autism and related research and to advertise high quality postgraduate studies where appropriate at no cost.  We need a 150 word lay summary to serve as an advertisement for participants plus confirmation of ethical approval. Latest projects here…. 

Postgraduate research, University of East Anglia

We are conducting a study on autistic adults, which aims to examine how autistic individuals are perceived by others, and how the rated social behaviours of autistic people relate to their self-reported social skills and gender. We are seeking both autistic and non-autistic people, under the age of 40, to take part in the study at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge throughout July and August. Participants will be recorded on a GoPro having a short conversation with a research assistant, following this they will be asked to fill in several questionnaires. We will be taking thin slices of these recorded video clips to show a second group of participants, who will be asked to rate them on several different social scales (personal information/the identity of the videoed participants will be protected). Participants will be compensated £7 for up to one hour of their time, plus reasonable travel expenses. Contact:

SOCIAL STORIES – Centre for Applied Autism Research (CARR)

Project title: Developing and Delivering Digital Behavioural Interventions (3DBI)

As part of their research into social stories the Centre for Applied Autism Research (CARR)  have just launched a new online survey for parents and practitioners to ask about your experience of using social stories.

Social stories can be a highly effective intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) but the research suggests that this is not always the case.

CARR are trying to better understand the factors that might impact on the effectiveness of social story interventions and would really appreciate your help and input on this area.

If you have used a social story with a child in the last 2 years and would like to help them with their research please consider completing this single questionnaire. It takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and will help them to better understand this popular intervention.

To access the questionnaire please click on the link below:

You have the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher. If you leave a contact email address or phone number at the end of the questionnaire you will be entered into the prize draw.

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