AANE January 2024 Newsletter: Autism & Daily Living Strategies
Association for Autism and Neurodiversity (AANE)
by Miyako Miki
5M ago
AANE January 2024 Newsletter: Autism & Daily Living Strategies AANE February 2024 Newsletter: Autistic Adulting *Special Edition*     There can be unique challenges in navigating adulthood for Autistic individuals, but AANE is here to help. In advance of AANE’s annual Jody Acford Conference Building Interdependence: Practical Tools to Neurodivergent Adulthood on March 8, we are using this month’s newsletter to share additional perspectives and resources on managing adult life. Looking for upcoming events ..read more
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Emotion Recognition in Autism
Association for Autism and Neurodiversity (AANE)
by Miyako Miki
5M ago
Participate in our short online study! Research has described difficulties in recognizing other people’s emotions in people with autism. Until now, however, there are few efficient and reliable methods for identifying these difficulties. Together with the University of Zurich, the Swiss Epilepsy Centre is developing the COSIMO online test to fill this gap. Help us to further develop this test and advance our knowledge of emotion recognition in people with autism! Your Task: Identify the emotions portrayed in short film sequences and still images of the eyes. Test Duration: 10-15 minutes We are ..read more
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Pediatric Brain Imaging Study
Association for Autism and Neurodiversity (AANE)
by Miyako Miki
5M ago
Our lab, led by Adam Eggebrecht, PhD, is a diverse and interdisciplinary team with research focus on developing brain imaging tools for evaluating brain-behavior relationships in children who are autistic, non-autistic, or who have autistic family members. This Study Children will complete a 1-2 hour brain imaging visit and developmental assessments at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Parents may complete online and phone surveys. Families will be compensated $25/hour for their participation. Who is eligible? We are welcoming children ages birth-4 years who: 1) are autist ..read more
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Neurodivergent sensemaking with Artificial Intelligence Chatbots
Association for Autism and Neurodiversity (AANE)
by Miyako Miki
6M ago
The purpose of this study is to understand the usage patterns of artificial intelligence chatbots among neurodivergent individuals and how they make sense of their day-to-day tasks with these chatbots. Additionally, we want to investigate any potential negative impacts of artificial intelligence chatbots on this population and how they minimise those harms. Name of Organization: Indiana University For questions, please email:: dgiri@iu.edu Study Link:  Please complete an online screener at this link:  https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9QZWDl5cn3hbeJw The post Neurodivergent se ..read more
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AANE January 2024 Newsletter
Association for Autism and Neurodiversity (AANE)
by Miyako Miki
6M ago
AANE January 2024 Newsletter AANE January 2024 Newsletter Autism & Daily Living Strategies     As we begin a new year, we often think of ways to improve our lives and set new goals. This month, we examine effective daily life strategies for Autistic individuals and how to overcome common barriers. Looking for upcoming events? Buttons in sections below link to listings for Autistic adults, families, and professionals in our community. To receive weekly event emails, sign up here! There’s Still Time to Give! Last ye ..read more
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Invitation to Participate in Research on Autistic Adults
Association for Autism and Neurodiversity (AANE)
by Miyako Miki
7M ago
Hi, my name is Scott Scharlach. I’m part of the Research on Autism, Driven by Autistic Researchers (RADAR) project at the University of Minnesota. We are currently studying autistic adults’ perceptions and experiences of stimming. We’re looking for participants to complete a brief online survey and would really appreciate it if you could share the link to the survey with anyone who may be interested. For more information about the RADAR project, visit https://innovation.umn.edu/radar/. Organization:  Research on Autism, Driven by Autistic Researchers (RADAR), https://innovation.umn.edu/ra ..read more
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Anxiety in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Association for Autism and Neurodiversity (AANE)
by Miyako Miki
7M ago
The Massachusetts General Hospital for Children at the Lurie Center is currently recruiting for a research study that will evaluate emotional and physical symptoms of anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorder through questionnaires, wearable devices, and a laboratory stress assessment. One in-person visit is required and questionnaires may be completed remotely. Participants must be between the ages of 7-17 years old and have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. For additional information, please contact the Lurie Center research staff at 781-860-1711 or LurieCenterResearch@partners.o ..read more
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AANE December 2023 Newsletter: Autism & Masking
Association for Autism and Neurodiversity (AANE)
by Miyako Miki
7M ago
AANE December 2023 Newsletter: Autism & Masking AANE December 2023 Newsletter: Autism & Masking     Many Autistic individuals consciously or subconsciously hide their Autistic traits or mimick neurotypical behavior, which is often called masking. This month, we take a look at why masking occurs, the long term impact, and how to create environments where Autistic individuals feel they can be themselves. Looking for upcoming events? Buttons in sections below link to listings for Autistic adults, families, and pro ..read more
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YouTube study
Association for Autism and Neurodiversity (AANE)
by Miyako Miki
8M ago
I am studying the effectiveness of an 8-week, Youtube-delivered nutrition education program among parents of children with autism and weight issues (overweight/obesity). Parents will be watching 2 videos (less than 4 mins each) per week and answering surveys at Week 1, Week 4 and week 8. Surveys are easy, takes less then 3 minutes to complete. This is a randomized research study. I am looking for parents who have children between the ages of 6-11 years and are overweight or obese. This study was approved by the IRB at TWU and is funded by the TWU Woodcock Institute. An incentive will be given ..read more
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Making substance use disorder treatment more accessible
Association for Autism and Neurodiversity (AANE)
by Miyako Miki
8M ago
We want to learn what would be helpful for autistic people who face substance use challenges. Are you: 1) an autistic adult (formal or self-diagnosed) 2) who has experienced challenges with alcohol, tobacco, cannabis or other substances 3) but who has no history of treatment for substance use disorder? If so, we want to talk to you! Please email Liliana Valvano to see if you are eligible to participate. Eligible participants who complete the 60-minute interview will be compensated. Organization:  Hunter College Contact:  Liliana Valvano, lilianavalvano@gmail.com The post Making subst ..read more
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