Studies Related to Autism spectrum disorder current as of Friday, December 14, 2018

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Adolescent Development in Youth With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder

Looking For:
We are looking for a large number of boys and girls who will be enrolled at ages 10, 11, 12, and 13 and followed annually over 4 years. We are also inviting female siblings of children with autism who are 10-13 years old.

Compensation:
$20 and a letter with test results per completed visit


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Baby Siblings and ASD

Looking For:
6-12 month infants who have an older sibling with or without autism spectrum disorder

Compensation:
Up to $95 in gift cards.


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Bodfish Lab Study for Nonverbal or Minimally Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Looking For:
Children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are nonverbal or minimally verbal between the ages of 8-14 years.

Compensation:
Participants are reimbursed $50


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Collaborative Virtual Environments for Children

Looking For:

7-17 years with autism spectrum disorder OR who are typically developing

Compensation:
Child will receive a $25 gift card per visit; Caregiver will receive $25 gift card upon completion of all sessions


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Does your child like to play computer games?

Looking For:

Children 8 to 17 with ASD or who are typically developing who:

are likely to be comfortable working on a computer for about an hour

Are willing to wear a “stretchy hat” (EEG cap) while watching a video;

can physically respond to computer tasks

have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing

Compensation:
See description for details: compensation in the form of gift cards


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Driving in Virtual Reality

Looking For:

13-20 year olds with autism spectrum disorder

Compensation:
Child will receive a $35 gift card per visit


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Help us better understand sensory processing differences

Looking For:
Teens and young adults between 10 and 21 years old with normal hearing and normal or corrected-to-normal vision

Compensation:
$20/hr


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How Children Play

Looking For:

7-14 year old boys and girls with autism disorder or typical development. Children need some verbal ability to be able to participate in the study.

Compensation:
Up to $100


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Investigating Social Competence in Youth with Autism

Looking For:

  • Have an Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Are between 10 and 16 years of age

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KIDTALK:Social Communication Intervention for Young Children with Autism or Suspected Autism

Looking For:

Has a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder or is suspected to have autism

Is between 24 and 36 months

Compensation:
Assessments and intervention at no cost to you


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Movement and Imitation in Children and Adolescents with or without ASD

Looking For:
8-17 years of age with autism spectrum disorder OR typically developing. Some language ability is required.

Compensation:
Child will receive a $10 gift card and small toy.


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Music and Social Engagement in Infancy

Looking For:
6-12 month infants who have an older sibling

Compensation:
Up to $95 in gift cards.


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Parent-Child Music Class from The SeRENADe Project: Social and Rhythmic Engagement (Child with ASD)

Looking For:
Children 2-4 years old, with and without autism spectrum disorder, and their parents who are interested in participating in a research study involving small group, weekly parent-child music classes.

Compensation:
Up to $50 for completion of all study activities and music classes at no cost to families.


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Patterns of Interest in Adults with Autism

Looking For:
We are looking for adults between 18 and 35 years, with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, who have normal or corrected to normal hearing and vision.

Compensation:
You will receive $40 for your participation in the study, which will take about 3 hours to complete.


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Processing Internal and External Sensory Cues in Autism

Looking For:

People from 7-17 years with autism OR who are typically developing

Compensation:
Participants will receive $15 per hour. Caregivers will receive $30 upon completion of all interviews and parent questionnaires.


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Roundabout Minds Project

Looking For:

  • 18-45 years of age
  • Have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder)
  • Believe you may have an autism spectrum disorder

Compensation:
For full participation, you will receive $100, a T-shirt, and selected assessment results.


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Sensory Information Usage in Movement

Looking For:
We are looking for adults of ages 18 – 40 years who have autism (Including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, or related diagnoses).

Compensation:
The total study will take approximately 4-5 hrs. Participants will receive $50 for the completion of the study.


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Sensory Perception in Infant Siblings at Risk for ASD

Looking For:

Younger Siblings (between 4-18 months old) of children with and without autism and their parent

Compensation:
Families will be compensated for their time and get the results of the testing.


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SPARK: Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge

Looking For:

If you or your child has a professional diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and you live in the United States, we invite you to join SPARK.

Compensation:
Individuals with autism will receive gift cards valued at up to a total of $50 for participation.


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TALK ASD project

Looking For:

Children aged 5-7 years old who have autism spectrum disorder OR who are typically developing who:

  • are likely to wear a stretchy cap on their head
  • are comfortable sitting relatively still at a computer for 15-minutes at a time
  • have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing.

Compensation:
$20 gift card at each visit & an outer space goodie bag upon completion


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