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Seeking participants for online autism/music study

My name is Jeremi Korhonen and I am running research at the University of Glasgow investigating the ways in which individuals on the autism spectrum engage with emotion in music, and why many individuals with autism have such a strong connection with music.

We are seeking adolescent and adult participants with autism spectrum diagnoses who would be willing to spend a moment to complete an online experiment which involves listening to short clips of instrumental music, and then rating each piece of music based on its emotional content. The experiment has ethical approval from the university ethics review committee, takes about 30 minutes to complete, and can be completed at any time in any quiet setting by simply clicking the link below.

The research is the first of its kind, and through it we hope to further our understanding of the strong connection that individuals with autism often have with music, and help improve their lived experience by possibly encouraging engagement with music in their everyday lives.

If you would like to participate, please click here.

How Parents of Children with ASD Make Decisions About Treatment

My name is Jennifer Vetter and I am a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Binghamton University (SUNY). Under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Gillis Mattson and Dr. Raymond Romanczyk, I am conducting a research study to better understand how parents of children with ASD make decisions regarding their child’s treatment. This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). I am looking to recruit parents of children with ASD to take an online survey with an estimated completion time of approximately 30 minutes. Following survey completion, participants may choose to be entered into a drawing to win one of five $50 gift cards.

Click here to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/treatmentsforautism

Autism and Chemo

I have been getting chemo treatments for colon cancer and am autistic. I will be writing a mini-book in PDF about autism and cancer and those going through it when I am done when chemo rounds and am going into remission.I am looking for anyone on the autism spectrum (autistic) who has gone through chemo treatments for cancer or is going through cancer. If you are interested in participating please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.? Thank you very much.

ASD Disclosure of Diagnosis Study

Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders often struggle with the question of how and when to share information with their child about their diagnosis. Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York is conducting a major national study focused on parents’ perspectives and experiences related to sharing information about the diagnosis with their child with ASD. If you are a parent of a child from 8 to 25 years of age who has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger’s Disorder or PDD), we would like your input.  

If you're interested in participating, please click here to take the survey.

Non Profit Survey

My name is Jared Clapper and I am new to the Minneapolis area currently working at the U in the department of Neurology. I am currently working on a potential start up idea that I have in mind. In general, my idea is to establish a non-profit business and employ special needs individuals in order to create unique, personalized and creative products that can be used as decorative pieces for the home or office or as special gifts. 

If you are interested in providing feedback for this endeavor, please see the questionaire below and contact me at (215)-272-3521 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  1. If you could, please explain where you buy most of your decorative products for your home or office. Small “Ma and pa” stores? Bigger stores like Home-Depot or Walmart? Online? Other?
  1. In a short description, what do you like about the product in these stores and why do you pick the products you choose?
  1. Do you ever buy specialty products for your home or office (such as unique item or creative craft gifts that you would not be able to easily find at most stores)?
  1. If so, what does purchasing these kind of products fulfill for you (home decoration, fashion addition, office aesthetics, etc…)
  2. Does this product fulfill any social or emotion role on-top of the functional role it provides?
  3. Or any of these unique/creative items ever specifically for your kids or significant other?
  1. In terms of these unique and creative products, what features would you like the products to have that they are (on average) currently lacking?
  1. Is there any specific product that you would love to see the store sell that it is currently not selling? Any unique or creative ideas that you would like to suggest the store makes and sells?
  1. What are your thoughts on crafts made from old objects found around the house (Repurposed items commonly referred to as upcycled crafts)?
    1. Would you buy products like this from time to time if the price was right? Or would you prefer to buy more mainstream decorative items?
  1. Please mention any other comments as it relates to your purchasing of decorative gifts that you buy for your home or office especially as it relates to uniquely crafted objects. In other words, based on the questions listed above, what is this survey missing?
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