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Research Studies

Disclaimer: Nashville Autism Peer Support is not affiliated with any of the research students or their schools. You complete the research study of your own volition. Therefore, we will not be held liable should you choose to participate in a study.

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The Long-Term Effects of Applied Behavioral Analysis for Autistic Adults

My name is Madison Sniegowski, and I am conducting a research study aimed at gaining insights into the experiences and perceptions of autistic adults regarding Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and speech-language therapy. 


By sharing your unique insights, you can help us enhance our understanding of the strengths and limitations of these interventions, ultimately improving the support provided to the autistic community. 


The survey will consist of a series of questions designed to gather autistic individuals’ thoughts and perspectives on ABA and speech-language therapy. It should take approximately 25 minutes to complete, and all responses will remain confidential and anonymous. 


If you are interested in participating, you can click on the following link to access the informed consent document and survey: here.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at, or my research supervisor Dr. Samantha Washington at Participation is entirely voluntary, and they may withdraw from the survey at any time without any consequences. The study has been approved by Southeast Missouri State University’s Institutional Review Board. 


Your contribution to this study will play a significant role in improving the delivery of ABA and speech-language therapy services to autistic individuals. By amplifying the voices of autistic adults, we can advocate for more inclusive and effective interventions. We deeply appreciate your time and willingness to share your experiences, and we look forward to your valuable insights. 

Madison Sniegowski, Student Researcher 

Southeast Missouri State University  

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What are your experiences?

Hello! Our names are Megan Best and Sarah Demissie and we are currently recruiting for a research study we are co-conducting to explore the experiences of autistic adults in accessing healthcare services, as well as to seek their perspective and insight on the adaptation of a healthcare app. Megan is a doctoral student in special education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign but previously worked as a special education teacher in the Chicagoland area. Sarah is a Self-Advocacy Facilitator at Community Choices in Champaign and a Self-Advocacy Researcher through the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has facilitated leadership and self-advocacy training and classes for youths and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR‐P) grant, UT2MC39440. 

We are currently recruiting autistic adults between the ages of 18-65 to participate in a research study. By participating in this study, autistic adults can help us understand their experiences in accessing health services and support the adaptation of an app that could support or improve access to health services for autistic adults.

Participants will be asked to complete a short demographic questionnaire and participate in three interviews over Zoom or phone. The interview format, date, and time will take place whenever is convenient for you. The questionnaire should take 5 minutes and each interview will take between 30-60 minutes. In appreciation for your time, you will receive up to $75 for participating in this study.

If you or someone you know would be interested in participating in this study, I can be contacted by email at or by phone at (312) 627-9536. 

We truly appreciate your time and consideration to participate. Thank you!

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