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Online Study - Social Competence and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Note from the research team: We are currently making administrative changes to this study. Please check back in August 2020 to participate! If you have any questions, please email us at

Principal Investigator: Dr. Grace Iarocci, Simon Fraser University

What do we want to know?

This study explores what people think about social competence and the ideas people have about what it means for a person to have good social skills. As part of this study we will explore how participant characteristics such as opinions on social competence, age, occupation, experience working with individuals with diverse populations (i.e., individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder), relate to judgments of the social competence of a group of adults viewed in video format.

Who are we looking for?

  • Self-Identified Autistic Adults (ages 16+)
  • Parents and Caregivers of a child/children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Professionals and/or Experts who have practical knowledge and experience working with children, youth and/or adults with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 

About the Study:

This research can be completed online, or in person, at the Autism and Developmental Disorders Lab at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus. You will be asked to fill out questionnaires, and watch brief video clips where you will be required to make judgments about individuals in the videos. This study takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. Upon completion, you will be entered into a draw to win a $100 visa gift card.

If you are interested in participating in our research, please contact us by email at or by phone at (778) 782-6746.