Invitations à participer à des recherches

Cette page présente les offres de participation à des recherches qui pourraient intéresser les individus ou les familles. Il peut être gratifiant à divers égards de participer à une recherche, notamment par la satisfaction de savoir que l’étude aidera à l’avenir d’autres personnes autistes et leur famille. (Si vous êtes un chercheur qui souhaite soumettre à Autisme Ontario une invitation à participer à vos recherches, consultez notre page Lignes directrices relatives aux invitations à participer à des recherches [en anglais], pour en savoir davantage). Le texte de chaque invitation est présenté tel qu’il nous a été soumis par le chercheur.

Vous pouvez consulter ci-dessous les invitations à participer à des recherches (en anglais seulement).

Experiences of Peer Interaction Amongst Autistic 2SLGBTQ+ Youth in Secondary Institutions

What is the purpose of the study?

The research aim is to understand the ways in which autistic 2SLGBTQ+-identifying youth (16-19 years old) interactions with peers may have shaped how they view themselves, how their identities are experienced in secondary institutions, and determine sources of resiliency and supports which help facilitate positive relationships for 2SLGBTQ+ youth.

Who can participate?

Youth are eligible if they are ages 16-19 from the autism community, they also identify as 2SLGBTQ+ and have been in a secondary institution in Canada since grade 10 (this can include Indigenous, Canadian, or undocumented youth).

What’s involved?

One interview (on Zoom or Microsoft Teams) per participant, which should take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Participants will also be given the option to contribute to member reflections, which is essentially allowing them to view and comment on categories/quotes/themes that have been generated during data analysis. Member reflections can be done either by providing a written email response, or by attending a group meeting on Zoom.

What is the recruitment period?

August – December 31, 2022

Will I be compensated?

By participating in this research, each participant will receive one $25 Amazon gift card.

Who is conducting this study?

This research is being conducted through Wilfrid Laurier University and has been approved by the Laurier Research Ethics Board (REB#8262).

Who do I contact to get involved?

If you are interested in this study or have any questions, please contact Brianna by email:

Study Poster Experiences of Peer Interaction Amongst Autistic 2SLGBTQ+ Youth in Secondary Institutions


McGill University – Online Intervention Study For Non-Speaking Autistic Children + Caregivers


To test the effectiveness of a non-spoken communication intervention


Non-speaking autistic children (4-9 yrs) and their caregivers (who speak English)

What's Involved?

  • To participate you must have access to (1) a laptop or computer with a webcam (2) reliable high-speed internet (3) a video recording device (e.g., smartphone)
  • You must be willing to (1) participate in 2 video calls before intervention begins + 12 remote weekly intervention sessions (2) fill out questionnaires + submit two 5-minute videos before and after intervention


No monetary or other form of compensation will be offered for participating in this study.

If you are interested or have questions, please email:

Angela MacDonald-Prégent S-LP(C) BCBA, Doctoral Student,

Recruitment Period: August 15, 2022 – November 15, 2022 (or until all intervention slots are filled)

This study has been approved by the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Research Ethics Board (Info-Ed File Number: 20-10-017).

McGill University – Online Intervention Study For Non-Speaking Autistic Children + Caregivers


University of Toronto Faculty of Music Study: How Autistic People Time Their Movements

You are invited to participate in a study run by the Music and Health Science Research Collaboratory at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus. This study is investigating how autistic people time their movements, and whether sound can help with movement timing precision. Participation in the study involves tracing circles on a touch-screen device for approximately 45-60 minutes. All participants will receive a $15 gift card to thank them for participating. 

Eligible participants are between the ages of 16-40 years old, autistic, with normal or corrected to normal vision and good hearing, fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and able to come downtown to the St. George campus (90 Wellesley Street West) for the study. Professional musicians and athletes are excluded.

Please contact Nicole Richard at for more information or to express interest in participation. 

Research Study Poster - University of Toronto Music and Health Science Research Collaboratory
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - The Effect of a Parent Mediated Toilet Training Program on Children's Toileting Skills Delivered via Telehealth

Looking for Caregiver and Child Participants

Child must have a diagnosis of autism, between 2.5 – 8 years of age and repeat a minimum of 2 spoken words or actions Child must reside with the primary caregiver for the full duration of the 12 - week study

Time commitments for at least one caregiver:

  • A maximum of two, 2-hour telehealth training sessions which includes video recording of participants while practicing the steps with a doll (that you could keep), to then transfer the skills with your child
  • A minimum of 2-hours of support on the first day of training your child
  • Once a week, 20-minute telehealth follow-up consultations, for a maximum of 12 weeks 
  • Supporting your child daily as the primary caregiver, for a maximum of 12 weeks
  • Talking and forwarding data daily

Materials required:

  • Access and experience in using a computer/iPad with a built-in camera, email and internet speed of 25 Mbps

If interested, please contact Natalie Paquet Croteau, M.A., BCBA at 1-705-618-4448 or by email at:

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

U of Guelph - Parental Self-Efficacy In Parents Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Primary caregivers of youth with autism aged 6-18 and who live in Ontario, Canada are invited to participate in a 30-minute online survey. Participants will be entered into a draw for 1 of 15 $20 gift cards.

The research project is being conducted under the direction of Rita Abdel-Baki and Dr. Kristel Thomassin at the University of Guelph.
What is this study about?
This study is about parental self-efficacy, or how well a parent feels able to meet their child’s needs. We hope to learn more about how parental self-efficacy in parents of children with autism spectrum disorders is related to parent (for example, parent stress, parent mental health, and the co-parenting relationships), child (for example, children’s symptom severity), and systemic factors (for example, what supports are available to parents).
Who is eligible to participate?
To be eligible to participate, you must be a primary caregiver of a child 6-18 years old with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder, including autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, or pervasive developmental disorder – not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). You must live in Ontario, Canada, and be able to read, write, and speak in English.


If you have any questions or concerns about the research, please contact Rita Abdel-Baki, MSc, MA, at or Dr. Kristel Thomassin, Ph.D., C.Psych., at


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UHN - National Research Project on National/Provincial Park Accessibility

Nous menons actuellement un sondage dans le cadre d'une étude technique sur l'accessibilité dans les pars nationaux, provinciaux et territoriaux du Canada. Les réponses au sondage serviront à trouver des solutions pour faire des pars du pays des espaces verts sans obstacle. Ça vous intéresse? Vous voulez participer à 'étude? Signez la déclaration de consentement et répondez à note sondage de 20 minutes en utilisant le lien approprié ci-dessous:


Vous avez des questions ? Veuillez contacter:

Alison Whiting - - 647-597-3422 x3357


Chercheur principal

Dr. Tilak Dutta - - 416-597-3422 x7956

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Queen's University - Camouflaging & Cognitive Processes Research

The Queen’s Visual Cognition Laboratory is recruiting autistic adults (without a co-existing diagnosis of intellectual disability) to complete a 2-part online study. In this study, we are looking to understand the relationship between camouflaging (i.e., deliberate actions to fitting into social situations) and cognitive processes (i.e., how people pay attention to, remember and interact with the world).

Both sessions will include roughly 45-minutes to 1 hour of cognitive tasks and questionnaires, with self-paced breaks. You will receive a $20 CAD Amazon gift card for completing the first section and $25 CAD Amazon gift card for completing the second section (i.e., total $45 for both sections). 

Participants must be diagnosed with ASD (e.g., autism, Asperger's disorder), be at least 18 years old, be able to read and write English and have access to a laptop or computer and have a good internet connection. 

To participate, please reach out to with the subject line: Project AMN.     

Recruitment period: May 1st, 2022 to August 2022 


BRAMS - At Home Study - Music & Video Games Study


Simone Dalla Bella's lab at BRAMS - the International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research based at the University of Montreal and McGill University is looking for children with autism for an at-home study on music and video games (across Canada).


In this study, we are evaluating an entertaining new game for children’s rhythmic abilities. The game is a mobile app for tablet and smartphone. Participants should meet these criteria:

Aged between 7-13 years old - Understand English and/or French - Be non-musician (less than 2 years of formal musical training) - Have a normal sight and hearing (or corrected to normal) - Have an autism diagnosis, without comorbidities - Live anywhere in Canada

$50 compensation is provided for your child’s participation, which includes: Playing an entertaining game on tablet from home (2h30/week for 2 weeks), plus two sessions of videoconference (about 90 & 45 minutes each) to help prepare for the game and complete questionnaires and online tasks. Interested?

Contact us:

Holland-Bloorview - Workplace Disclosure Tool Study

Codesigning and evaluating the usability of a workplace disclosure tool for Canadian youth and young adults on the autism spectrum

Are you a Canadian youth or young adult on the autism spectrum? Consider participating in Holland Bloorview’s latest study to help design and provide feedback on a workplace disability disclosure decision-aid guide and planning tool.


What is this study about?

We are looking for feedback on a prototype (early draft) of an online workplace disability decision-aid guide and planning tool. We want to know whether you found the tool useful, easy to use, liked or disliked it, and if anything needs to be added, changed, and/or removed.


Who can participate?

  • Autistic youth and young adults (age 15-29)
  • Is looking for paid work or has paid work experience
  • Able to access internet and a tech device
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Lives in Canada


What’s involved?

  • Reviewing the tool
  • Participating in one interactive online session (using Zoom and Slido platforms) to answer questions and provide feedback on the tool (~2 hours) with other youth and young adults on the autism spectrum


Participants will receive an e-gift-card of their choosing and can also receive volunteer hours as a token of appreciation for participating.


You can learn more about the study at this link:


If you are interested in participating in this study or have additional questions, please contact Vanessa Tomas at or 416-425-6220 ext. 3091.


Principal investigator: Dr. Sally Lindsay

McMaster - Evaluation of Virtual Care Services Offered to Children Across Ontario

McMaster University is evaluating virtual care services offered to children across Ontario

In partnership with Empowered Kids Ontario (EKO), researchers at the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University are completing an evaluation of virtual care services offered to children across Ontario.

If you are a parent/caregiver of a child (under 18 years of age) who currently or previously has received virtual care in Ontario, and you are interested in learning more or participating in this research please contact us at or 905-525-9140 ext. 21263.

Participation in this research involves the completion of an online questionnaire that will be emailed to you directly. You will receive a $20 gift card in appreciation of your time.

Local Principal Investigator: Dr. Stelios Georgiades - Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University

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Laurentian University - Perspective of Caregivers on Caregiver-Mediated Interventions

Purpose of the study

To hear about your experience as a caregiver of a child with ASD!



Caregivers of a child with ASD who:

  • is living in Northeastern Ontario.
  • has accessed services from an organization offering specialized services for children with ASD


What does your participation entail?

To know more about your experience as caregivers of a child with ASD. More specifically:

  • What your opinion is of the existing services/resources available for children with ASD
  • What it is like for you to access services and interventions in the Northeastern Ontario
  • If there are any changes or improvements that could be made for the services and interventions


What is involved if you participate in the study?

Participants will have to :

  • Fill out a short demographic questionnaire
  • Participate in a 45-60 minutes interview (in person or via Zoom) regarding their experience of being a caregiver of a child with ASD
  • These interviews will take place from July to September 2022


Who to contact if you are interested in participating?

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Léa Bélanger at the following email address:


This study has been approved by the Laurentian University Research Ethics Board (file number 6021168).

CAMH - Accessible Information for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Advancing Canadian Communications Standards

Purpose of the project?

A group of researchers is doing this project to learn about how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities find, understand, and use information from the Government of Canada.

It is important that the information the Government shares is easy to find and easy to understand. We also want to make sure that people are given the information they need in a way that helps them to take action. We want to know:

  • Where do you go when you want to find Government-related information?
  • How do you like to receive that information - for example, information that is easy to read, found online or printed, and that uses pictures, video, or audio recordings? 
  • How do caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities support their loved one or client when finding, understanding, and using Government information? 


What will I be asked to do?

  • If you decide to participate, you will be asked to fill out a survey that will take around 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
  • You can complete the survey online, or you can contact us for a paper copy of the survey.
  • The survey is anonymous and we will not be able to connect your name to your survey answers.

Benefits: What are the possible good outcomes in participating in this study?

We hope this project will make things better for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who want to find and use government information. The benefits or results of this study may help you and other people in the future.



At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win one (1) of twelve (12) prizes consisting of $25 e-gift cards from various retailers (e.g. Walmart, Amazon, Loblaws, Tim Hortons).


If you are an adult with an intellectual and/or developmental disability, or a formal or informal caregiver, please complete the survey by clicking on this link:

For those that require support, you can complete the survey over the phone or on a video call. You can also ask for a paper copy of the survey. Please contact the CAMH research staff by email at or by phone 437-328-6761.


CAMH Study
Research Study: Survey on Disability and Reproductive Health during COVID-19 in Canada

What is the study about?

Researchers at the University of Toronto want to know whether the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the reproductive health, access to reproductive health services, and mental health of people with disabilities in Canada.

We will use the evidence to ensure an accessible and inclusive approach to reproductive health for people with disabilities during and beyond the pandemic.


You may be eligible if you:

  • Identify or may be identified as having a disability
  • Identify as a woman, trans, or non-binary person
  • Are 18 years or older
  • Live and receive health care in Canada


How will it work?

  • You will be asked to complete a 20-minute survey about your reproductive health and the health care services you received since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The survey can be done by you online, or by telephone or Zoom with a researcher at a time that works for you.
  • If you need any supports or accommodations to participate, these will be provided.


What are the benefits of participating?


What you share about your reproductive health experiences during COVID-19 will help make services better for other people during and beyond the pandemic. You will receive a $15 gift card to thank you for your time.


Contact us

Email or call 647-601-4519.

Visit our website for more information:


This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Toronto Research Ethics Board #42194 and is funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research.


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Holland-Bloorview - Salivary Diagnostic Test for Autism Spectrum Disorder

We need your help with this groundbreaking researchYour child can help change the way children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The Study:

Along with our research partners at Quadrant Biosciences and Autism Speaks, we are looking for children who present signs of being on the autism spectrum to participate in a research study.

The average age of diagnosis is between 4 and 7 years old, but your child could help drastically reduce the time it takes to diagnose other children in the future. The non-invasive saliva swab is easy to administer by caregivers and takes less than a minute to complete. Once the saliva sample is collected and a few short surveys are completed, that's it!

Your child is now helping our mission to lower the average age of diagnosis down to 2 years!

Who Can Participate:

We are looking for participants aged 1.5 years through just under 7 years old who are currently being evaluated or are scheduled to be evaluated for ASD. To see if your child qualifies, contact our team!

Contact Us!

You can earn up to $75 for participating in this research. Learn more today by contacting Victoria Rombos at: (416) 425-6220 x3474 or

Western University: Sensory Processing and Brain Stem Development

The aim of this study is to understand the link between sensory filtering and brain stem development. We are looking for autistic and non-autistic children to participate in an in-person study in Western University.

Researchers: Ala Seif, Dr. Susanne Schmid, and Dr. Ryan Stevenson

Who can participate?

  • Children aged 4 and up who are autistic or non-autistic
  • Autistic Adults

What is involved?

  • Filling out personality/behaviour questionnaires. (For children, this would be completed by a parent or guardian.)
  • Completing a hearing assessment and an auditory task.

Will I be compensated?

You would be given $10 CAD / hour for participating in the study.

Who do I contact?
If your child wants to participate or you have questions, please email Ala Seif, The Schmid Lab, and the Sensory Perception Research Lab at Western University at

Social Processes Initiative in Neurobiology of Autism-spectrum and Schizophrenia-spectrum Disorders (SPIN-ASD)

Who can participate?
Individuals 16-35 years old with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis, who have not been diagnosed with intellectual disability.

What is the study about?
We are interested in understanding more about how the brain works in ASD, and how brain properties (e.g. structure, function) relate to behaviour. This is an imaging study, which means if you decide to participate you will have a brain scan, and we will also ask you to complete some assessments in person.
Our study team is interested in better understanding the relationships between the brain and behaviour in people who have a diagnosis of ASD. We hope this knowledge informs treatment development. Your participation would go a long way to helping us understand more about ASD and mental health.

What do I have to do and how much time would it take?
If you decide to participate, you would take part in screening and clinical assessments. They involve things like demographic questions, a urine sample, and some social thinking and decision making tests. You would also complete an MRI brain image. Completing all of the components of this study would take 3-4 days

Would I be compensated for my time?
You would be compensated for your time and efforts in cash after completing all of the components of this study. If you decide to withdraw before the study end, you would be paid for the study visits you participated in.

Who do I contact if I have questions or I want to participate in the study?
The Study Investigator is Dr. Stephanie Ameis. If you have any questions about the study or would like to participate, please contact our Research Analyst at: Enea Koxhioni, 416-535-8501 ext. 39140, email:

Social Processes Initiative in Neurobiology of Autism-spectrum and Schizophrenia-spectrum Disorders (SPIN-ASD)