Study of movement coordination in adults with ASD

We are looking for adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to take part in a study of movement coordination at Macquarie University.

Movement coordination can be a challenge for lots of people on the autism spectrum. In this study, we measure people’s muscle activity while they transfer objects from one hand to the other. The results will provide important information about how people with ASD coordinate different parts of their bodies.

Who can take part?

We are looking for adults (18 to 35) with a diagnosis of autism, Asperger syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, or PDD-NOS, who live in the Sydney area.

Where and when does it take place?

The study takes place in the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University. We can arrange a time to suit you.

What will it involve?

You will be asked to complete a series of movement coordination tests and a brief intelligence test. We will also give you a short questionnaire to complete Altogether, the session should last no more than 2 hours

Do we get paid?

Yes, we pay each participant $40. We can also cover travel expenses.

Who is conducting the research?

The study is being conducted by Mrs Beverley Witherington as part of her Masters of Research. Beverley is supervised by Dr Jon Brock and Dr Paul Sowman at the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University.

Who do I contact to find out more about the study?

If you would like to find out more about our study, please email Beverley Witherington: or phone 9850 1581

2nd May 2014. V1.1