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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 

Latrobe Uni - 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?


cainmillar institute - asd & school refusal:

Cairnmillar Institute are seeking adults on the autism spectrum who have past experience of school refusing. 

Who can participate?

  • Adults aged 18+ years who have  are on the autism spectrum  who
  • Have experience of school refusal .
  • Teachers, carers or therapists of an individual with school refusal behaviour.
What does participating involve?
  • Completing a 60 minute interview over the telephone.  
Where can I find further information?


Latrobe Uni - End-of-Life Service Experiences and Asd:

Latrobe Uni are seeking adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Level 1) to understand how they engage with end-of-life service providers. They also want to learn how these service interactions influence quality of life, to improve well-being outcomes for individuals with ASDL1.

Who can participate?

  • Adults aged 18+ with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum  Level 1
  • Who  have experience with one or more of these services:

    • Palliative Care Services, Grief/Bereavement Services, Funeral Service Providers
    • Aged Care Services
    • Hospital or Emergency Services
    • Cemeteries or Crematoria
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?


university of queensland - what Autistic adults/Adults with ASD wanted from their parents

QUT 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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