• Welcome to BYU's Autism Connect

  • Interdisciplinary Autism Research

    Brain Imaging, Early Intervention, Parents and Children, Adults with Autism Anxiety, Behavior, Biological Studies, Genetics, Social Skills, Adolescents, School

  • We Need People With and Without Autism to Participate in Research - Register Now

  • Our Goal: To Improve the Lives of Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Participation in Research Helps People All Over the World - Your Contribution is Important

How Can You Help?

Everyone can help! We need people of all ages with autism spectrum disorders and people without autism to register to be contacted for current and future research.

Registering helps researchers find people to participate in research projects that help us find answers to questions about autism and how it affects families. Registering also helps you connect to research projects and news that may benefit your family and others.

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Upcoming Events

Ongoing (approved) study:

Infant Research Opportunity at BYU

View flyer here

Do you have an infant between 5-12 months old? We would love to have them participate.

  • We are especially looking for infants who have siblings who have been diagnosed with ASD.
  • Others are also welcome.
  • Study includes the infant looking at simple images to determine preference for old vs. new stimuli.
  • Families will be paid $10 for participation (about 30-40 minutes).
  • Look for the flyer under “Lundwall” on the Autism Connect website.

Upcoming study:

Research Opportunity for Girls and Women

We will soon be recruiting girls and women 14+ years old who find social interactions confusing, anxiety-provoking, and/or exhausting or who feel they may fit somewhere within the broader autism phenotype, whether they have been diagnosed or not.

  • We will administer an ADOS and other assessments and provide symptom scores (not an official diagnosis)
  • We will collect developmental histories with the objective of describing the experiences of growing up for these girls and women.
  • This study is not yet open, but you may contact us through the Autism Connect website or directly at Rebecca_Lundwall@byu.edu.

About Us

BYU has a groundbreaking interdisciplinary team of researchers working together to find answers to complex autism questions faster. We study questions from different angles and across the lifespan.

Questions or comments? Email us at autism@byu.edu or call us at 801-422-5055.


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