Research

School of Medicine, Yale University Seeks College Students with Asperger’s/ASD for Research Survey

Project Title: Experiences of College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Successes, Struggles, Needs, and Areas for Improvement in Services Provided by Schools

Survey participants needed: Students with Asperger’s/ASD in college settings.

Dr. Fred Volkmar of the School of Medicine at Yale University, and colleagues are conducting this research project to obtain better insight into the experiences, successes, struggles, and needs of university and college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Transitioning to the increased academic and social challenges that come along with attending university can be difficult for any student. A number of studies have shown that this can be particularly true for students with ASD, resulting in more negative experiences during their time at university/college, and higher rates of early dropouts from school. The project hopes to improve understanding of which characteristics serve to protect some students from having these difficulties, and which ones make others more vulnerable to these struggles. The project will share this information with university/college student support service representatives to enhance their ability to effectively support their students with ASD.

Click here for the Yale ASD College Experience Survey: Survey Introduction/Consent page


Stanford University Seeks Research Participants

We are currently seeking parents of children between the ages of 2-17 to complete a short 15 question online survey about their child’s day-to-day behavior. This should take about 5-10 minutes of your time.

Please visit: big-picture-survey.stanford.edu to learn more and participate!

The Wall Lab at Stanford University is utilizing machine learning to improve the detection of developmental delays. Our methods show promise for earlier and more efficient identification of these disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). By participating in this survey, you will help in the validation of these novel screening methods that have the potential to greatly improve the diagnostic process for many parents with developmental concerns about their children.

IRB # 4947
Ending date: 8/31/16