"Every child is different.  And unless we as parents tell the researchers what is specific to our child, how will they know?"
-IAN Participant

Participate in ASD research.  Join IAN.

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are identified in 1 out of every 68 children in the United States. Other countries observe similar rates with an increasing number of children and adults living with the disorder worldwide.

Families and individuals with ASD play a critical role in helping researchers and clinicians better understand the disorder. IAN Research provides a secure online setting where those affected by autism are active participants in ASD research.

By participating in IAN Research, you can help make new discoveries and empower advocates to improve the lives of children and adults with ASD.

Who can participate in IAN Research?

Individuals with ASD and their family members are eligible to participate.

The following ASD diagnoses are included in IAN Research:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Autism or Autistic Disorder
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD)
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)


Participate in the largest online autism research effort.


Participants in IAN Research:

  • Complete online study questionnaires collecting important information about ASD diagnosis, treatments, services, and other related topics.
  • Receive special notices about local, regional and national studies looking for families like theirs.
Explore IAN Community
Families, researchers and anyone impacted by ASDs can take part in the IAN Community a comprehensive online library and meeting place focused solely on ASD research.  Visitors can learn about the latest research, become more informed consumers of research, and join in a worldwide collaboration of people dedicated to finding answers.