External Research for Parents and Researchers

Noah’s Ark supports research that has the possibility of enhancing the lives of children with a disability or additional needs and their families.

A note for parents

We provide access for parents to current research projects that have been approved by both the relevant Human Research Ethics Committee and our Senior Manager of Services, Dr Kerry Bull.

While Noah’s Ark provides access to research, we do not endorse any specific research project.

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A note for researchers

Researchers interested in submitting information about their research projects can forward a request to Noah’s Ark below.


Invitation to participate in a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of early intervention for pre-schoolers with autism.
Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) (Participant Information Statement)
La Trobe University | Flyer

AllPlay Dance (More information)
Deakin University | Flyer

Invitation to participate in a research project to investigate emotion regulation in children diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders (More information)
RMIT University | Consent Form.

Mothers of a child with a disability: Perspectives on health, healthy behaviours and family access to the community (More information)
Monash University | Consent Form.

Fathering a child or young person with a disability: What helps, hinders and supports fathers in their important role in the family? (More information)
Monash University | Consent Form.

KiTeS Program – Kids and Teens at School
Monash University
Read the Flyer. Read the Summary.

Sleeping Sound with Autism: Study
Deakin University, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children’s Hospital, The University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney.
This study aims to evaluate the Sleeping Sound program to see whether it improves sleep difficulties, wellbeing and daily functioning in primary school aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Read the flyer.
Read the Parent’s Information Statement.

Sleeping Sound Special Needs: A feasibility pilot study
Deakin University
Deakin University is currently seeking parents of children (6-13 years of age) with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual disability (ID) to take part in this study. Participants will be asked to complete a survey about their child’s sleep problems as well as their own parenting stress and mental health. Participants will also be asked to complete a sleep diary. This study will be completed in participants own time and will take approximately one hour to complete.
Read the flyer.

ALLPLAY Outcomes Study
The Deakin Child Study Centre is conducting research into the benefits, barriers and facilitators of participation in sport and physical activity for primary school-aged children with a disability, in collaboration with the Australian Football League.
Read the flyer.

Barriers and Facilitators to Participation in Organised Physical Activity
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in collaboration with Deakin University
Parents, guardians, coaches and children are invited to take part in a study to explore the benefits and barriers to participation in organised physical activity programs around Australia for children with physical and developmental disabilities and challenges. Parents of children with disabilities, developmental challenges, or additional needs aged between 4 -17 years are encouraged to participate in this study.
Read the flyer.
Read the plain language statement.

Investigating the Needs, Gaps and Barriers to Mental Health Care for Mothers of Children with a Disability
The University of Melbourne
Read the information sheet.
Read the research flyer.

Improving educational outcomes for children with a disability in Victoria
Monash University
Read the explanatory statement.