Participants required for research and other projects

Research and Projects

Study 1: “Lower diagnosis rates”

Research is currently being conducted by Associate Professor McGillivray & Ms Alexandra Head at Deakin University, Melbourne, on the lower diagnosis rates of High Functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. They are looking for participants aged 10-16 years with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition to spare 15 minutes of their time.  This would involve a 15 minute interview with the child and the completion of a short parent interview.  If you would like to be involved in this research please contact Alexandra Head at Deakin University (ph: 9251-7235, mob: 0439 997 723, email:

 Study 2: “Investigating the friendships of adolescent females with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder”

Rebecca Vine (Griffith University) in association with The Autism Centre of Excellence is looking for females aged 13-18 years to discuss their experiences with social aspects and relationships associated with school.  Participants need to be enrolled in secondary school and have attended classes over 90% over the last 2 years.  If interested in participating please contact Rebecca Vine on either the following telephone number: 08 8336-9027, or email:

Study 3: “Facial Expressions in High Functioning Autism” 
Ms Alexandra Head at Deakin University is looking for males and females with a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome aged over 16 years.  Her research is ultimately trying to understand factors that may make it more difficult to diagnose ASD in females. To do this participants are filmed (head only) creating 6 facial expressions and need to answer some questions. After this the participant rates a range of other people making facial expressions and then their own videos. Please phone 0439997723 or email Alexandra on: if interested in participating.
‘Beautiful, Asperger’s’ is a positive portrait project by Curiouser celebrating girls on the autism spectrum. The aim of the project is to empower females on the autism spectrum to identify and appreciate their unique strengths and characteristics, as well as to raise awareness of the often overlooked female profile of autism.
Curiouser will provide a complimentary photo session of 1-2 hours, a temporary online gallery of images, an online slideshow of images, 5 high-resolution digital images and 1 photographic print.
Visit Curiouser’s website on: for more information about this project.

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