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How to Participate in Autism Research

The South Australian autism community is encouraged to participate in relevant research projects to ensure that the views, experiences and opinions of people on the spectrum, their families and other relevant professionals are reflected in wider autism research.

The research projects listed here have been approved by Autism SA’s Professional Practice Committee. This review and approval process looks at the relevance to, and impact on, the autistic community in South Australia, while also ensuring that the wellbeing of participants is safeguarded.

To find out more please contact the relevant researcher directly.


Currently recruiting participants

Research subject Institution How to participate

How do autism assistance dogs influence children with Level 3 Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families?

The University of Adelaide

For more information, and to participate, you can reach out to Jessica at Participants will be provided with Coles-Myer $40 vouchers as a thank you for their time, and interviews will take place throughout May, June and July 2022 at a time and place convenient for participants.

Does repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), compared to sham rTMS, improve social communication in adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

The University of Adelaide

To learn more or participate in this study, please visit or contact Dr Elysia Sokolenko at or on phone +61 (08) 8313 7676

Understanding camouflaging/masking in autistic adults

University of Western Australia School of Psychological Science

To learn more and register your interest in this study, please visit this page managed by the University of Western Australia. 

A random and controlled trial of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for insomnia in autistic children

Flinders University

If you would like to receive more information about the study via email, or to arrange a time to complete the screening interview, please contact Dr Michelle Short at

The phenomenology of echolalia: Implications for cross environmental policy and practice – the perspectives of parents and caregivers

University of Melbourne

To learn more about this study, or to express your interest in participating, please contact the researcher Eli Cohn at