Research & Practice

Research & Practice

If you’re interested in participating in research there are plenty of ongoing studies that are looking for volunteers. It is entirely up to you to decide whether you want to take part. Please note that Autism Tasmania has no direct involvement with the below research projects.

Health Literacy Mediators

University of Tasmania

This research project aims to improve health services by understanding the challenges Tasmanians encounter when seeking, understanding and using health information and services to make decisions about their health. You must be 18 years old or over and live in Tasmania to participate. To get involved tap or click here. 

Experiences with and attitudes toward interventions used in Autism

Deakin University

Researchers are investigating experiences with, and views toward, interventions specific to decision-making surrounding interventions for children and adults on the autism spectrum. Participation involves completing an anonymous 10-15 minute survey with questions related to:

  • experiences with the current interventions available to individuals on the autism spectrum, and
  • attitudes toward new intervention developments.

To participate in the study, you must:

  1. be an adult with, OR a parent/guardian of a young person with a formal diagnosis of autism
  2. be fluent in written and spoken English
  3. have no intellectual disability

To access the survey, tap or click here. If you wish to receive information about the study please contact Nina Parella at

Influence of Siblings

University of Tasmania

UTAS is conducting a study about how autistic children learn and develop from playing and interacting with their siblings. They are also rewarding participants with $30 Coles Myer gift cards as a thank you.

  • Do you have two children between 3 and 8 years old?
  • Is one sibling between 3 and 5 years old?
  • Does one of your children have a diagnosis of autism?
  • Do your children like to have fun playing games?
  • Can you help UTAS learn more about how siblings interact and learn from each other?

To get involved int the study contact:

Fiona Girkin:

Prof. Monica Cuskelly:

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