IAR - Participate in Research

Advances in the understanding and treatment of autism and related developmental disorders are dependent on sound research. Faculty at the IAR are dedicated to conducting rigorous studies that shed light on key aspects of the disorders and identify effective treatments and educational programming that maximizes the quality of life of those affected and their families. If you are interested in participating in research, please consider one of the projects listed below. These projects are currently accepting applications.


Aging and Autism Study 

In this NIA/NIH funded project, the IAR is partnering with community organizations to recruit adults for a study of the relationship between aging and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) characteristics.


Online Survey for Families of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are Transitioning to Adulthood

Researchers from Michigan State University are developing an online family psychoeducation program to support caregivers who have a family member with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) transitioning to adulthood. Dr. Gloria Lee and her colleagues are seeking families who have a transition-age family member (age 14 and up) who has ASD to participate in this 10-minute online survey. The survey asks about users' internet utilization and needs which will then be used to help Dr. Lee and her team develop a web-based psychoeducation program for families and caregivers of individuals with ASD who are transitioning to adulthood.  Participants will be eligible to participate in the program once it is developed.  

The survey has been approved by Michigan State University’s institutional review board, and can be accessed by clicking this secure link here.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Lee, at Michigan State University if you have further questions via her e-mail: leekalai@msu.edu.