Studies Related to Autism spectrum disorder current as of Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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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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Are you the parent or caregiver of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Are you or another parent figure currently serving in the military?

Looking For:
Parents of children with ASD between the ages of 18 months and 4 years old, who partner with TRICARE insurance

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Autism and Language Development in Toddlers

Looking For:
Children 12-36 months of age with autism or with concerns about their social interaction or language development or children 12-24 months without autism.

Compensation:
Yes


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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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Do you have concerns about your toddler’s social or language development?

Looking For:
Children 12-36 months of age with autism or with concerns about their social interaction or language development.

Compensation:
Yes


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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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Does your child show challenging behavior?

Looking For:
Children ages 10-15 who have diagnoses like autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability. We are also seeking children without a diagnosis who may get upset or aggressive (hitting, yelling) when they are frustrated.

Compensation:
Families will be given a $100 Amazon gift card for participating.


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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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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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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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Music in Children and Families Online Survey Study

Looking For:
Parent of a child 6 months to 5 years of age

Compensation:

Participants can enter a lottery to win (1/30 chance) a $25 Amazon gift card for their participation.


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Parent Perspectives on Latino Youth with Severe Disabilities

Looking For:
First or second generation immigrant Latino parents who speak Spanish and have a child with autism spectrum disorder, an intellectual disability, or multiple disabilities between the ages of 14 and 22

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Perspective on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Looking For:
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Users and Parents

Compensation:
You will be entered into a random drawing for one of five $20 gift cards


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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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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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Vanderbilt Autism Research Registry

Looking For:

Individuals with autism and families who are willing to participate in research

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Research Match
ResearchMatch.org is a free and safe national website that matches research volunteers with researchers looking for participants. Registries for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities are now available on ResearchMatch. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of age, or condition. Visit www.researchmatch.org to learn more and to join today.