University of AlbertaIs your child transitioning from early intervention services into the school system?
Who can participate in this study?
Any parent of a school-aged child who is transitioning from early intervention services into the school system.
What does participation involve?
Parents who are interested will compelte a 20-minute questionanaire. Parents may also be asked to participate in an interveiw concerning your experiences with the transtition process, including your opinion on how the process should go, and in what way the transition has affected your child. Participating parents will be provided with a summary of your particular child's results, which may help you plan for future transitions.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Price, PhD candidate at: srprice1@ualberta.ca or (780) 860-7454.
York University

Seeking parent input into experiences of support: What you need, When you need it, and How it helps. 

Who can participate in this study?
Any parent of a school-aged child with a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder, living in Canada. The person with ASD needs to currently be between 5 and 18 years of age. Only parents are needed to participate in this research.
What does participation involve?
Interested parents will complete an online questionnaire (a paper copy is also available). This questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete. Parents will also be invited to complete shorter follow-up questionnaires 6 and 12 months later. Participating parents will be entered in a raffle for $50 gift certificates, as thanks.

If you have any questions or would prefer a paper copy of the survey, please contact Suzanne Robinson, M.A.Doctoral Candidate at: srobinso@yorku.ca or 416-736-2100 ext. 44032. You can see more work being done by this research lab by visiting our websites at http://ddmh.lab.yorku.ca/ and http://asdmentalhealth.ca/

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Ready, Willing and Able

Ready, Willing and Able is an initiative that generates job opportunities for people who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum, in a variety of industries and sectors. Ready, Willing and Able will help you navigate your path to employment and connect you to supports you may need along the way within Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.

Contact our Autism Outreach Coordinator Meggie,to learn more about Ready, Willing and Able and how you can access these exclusive employment opportunities.

416-322-7877 ext. 240
mstewart@autism.net

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Campbell Family CAMHAre you diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

If so, you can help us understand the role of brain inflammation in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

You will be compensated for your time.

Click HERE to see the flyer for more information

 


York UniversityAre you feeling stressed out and looking for support?

 

We are providing group therapy free of charge to adolescents and young adults (ages 13-22) with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD)/Asperger Syndrome and their parents at Geneva Centre for Autism, to participate in our study.

Individuals with ASD must have at least average intelligence and verbal skills, and must be able to participate in a group with others with ASD and their parents.

Sign up ends at the end of June, 2016.

Email: sfsalem@yorku.ca

Website: http://ddmh.lab.yorku.ca/mymind-mindfulness-training/

Click HERE to see the flyer for more information

 


 

Recruitment for Participants:

I am a PhD candidate conducting a qualitative study on the issues surrounding current autism services in Ontario, with a focus on "evidence-based" applied behavioural therapies. I am a social scientist and so my project aims to explore some of the social and political implications of these therapies. I am conducting a total of 50 confidential and anonymous one-hour semi-structured interviews with practitioners, autistic people/people with autism, kin, behavioural therapists, clinicians, parents, diagnosticians, occupational therapists, educational assistants, and policy analysts.

If you are interested in participating or would like to find out more, please feel free to contact me via email at juliagw@yorku.ca.

 

Department of Psychology of Ryerson University is looking for participants in a new video game-based emotion understanding training program. Click here for more information. Also, please, read the Parent Information Letter.


Simon Fraser University are currently looking for parents to participate in an online research study investigating social skills in ASD. Click the icon for more information AttachmentSFU online survey

Research for Families
Visit http://www.familyprojects.ca/ ("A portal to research that aims to promote mental health in people with developmental disabilities and their families across the lifespan") to participate in online surveys and view research results.

Genetics of Autism Studies
Ongoing research into the genes that makes individuals subsceptible to ASD. The study involves a series of assessments of family members, and blood or saliva samples. Contact 905-521-2100 x77372 or 1-888-3AUTISM or
werners@mcmaster.ca..

 

Contributing to Research
Researchers, including university students, occasionally contact the chapter in a search for research subjects. Those opportunities will be listed here. Participants should make every efforr to ensure they understand the nature of the research they are participating in, and that measures are in place to control access to personal information they may provide.

Learning from Research
A clearing house for ASD research is the ASD/CARC (Canadian-American Research Consortium) located in Kingston. They are always looking for parents to join their research registry and complete online questionnaires, most of which are fast and easy. Contact them by calling 1-866-ASD-CARC or see their web site.: http://www.autismresearch.ca/

Another useful resource is the Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network, which states that its aim is "generating and disseminating evidence-based information an autism". See their web site at http://www.cairn-site.com/














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