Autism Spectrum Research - Participants needed

Participant Recruitment for Research

We would like to invite you to take part in a study that is being conducted within the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. This is to explore whether we can develop a screening tool for Autism Spectrum Disorder that does not require the person to read and write well. You will be asked to complete an online survey which will require you to watch some videos, record your responses and complete a questionnaire regarding traits and activities you enjoy. This task should take between 20-30 minutes to complete. Participants who require assistance with literacy can seek support from a caregiver.

You are eligible to take part if you are:
• Aged 18 years or older
• An individual with a) A diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, b) Without a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Able to provide informed consent
• Free from conditions that would affect your ability to see video clips and a survey on a computer screen (e.g. an uncorrected eye sight problem).
Taking part in this research will contribute to the development of visual screen for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder for all levels of literacy skills.

The study has been approved by the Department of Psychology Ethics Committee, in accordance with the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Ethics Committee, at Northumbria University. Information regarding this study is provided at the beginning of the survey. However if you would like to know more about this study, please contact the principle investigator Helen Ross at

If you would like to partake in this research, then please click the following link, where you will then be redirected to an online survey.

Helen Ross

This study is still open for participant recruitment if anyone wishes to partake in the online questionnaire. Takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.