Research We Support

Autism Ontario engages with research in a number of different ways. The broader research efforts we choose to support, and the research we conduct as an organization, align with the vision of Autism Ontario – acceptance and opportunities for all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

We support external research by hosting a list Research Participation Postings to connect members of the autism community to actively recruiting research studies. For a study to be eligible, researchers wanting to post a participation opportunity must demonstrate the research meets ethical standards and is consistent with our vision (see Guidelines for Researchers). Additionally, Autism Ontario achieves its vision through research through several action-oriented collaborations with key research partners, and by conducting its own Provincial Surveys used to shape priorities and inform advocacy efforts.


Research Partners

Autism Ontario supports autism research via collaboration with academic centres, hospitals, service providers and non-profit organizations. This includes active partnerships, expertise sharing and consultation, financial support, community engagement and knowledge translation.

A few examples of current projects and partnerships:

•    POND Network
•    Ontario Brain Institute (OBI)
•    James Lind Alliance
•    CAMH 
•    Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
•    McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART)