Studies Related to Parents of children with disabilities current as of Monday, June 18, 2018
Click on the study title below to receive contact information, brochures and more in-depth information.
Adult Well-Being Study
We are looking for adult participants, aged 18 – 35 years old, who can speak and read English fluently, who have no history of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, who:
have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome, autism, or Specified (PDD-NOS), OR who have current or previous depression,
$100 for full study completion
Baby Siblings of Children with Autism
Children who are 12 to 18 months old who have an older sibling with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
All families will receive $200 at the end of the study.
Does your child like to play computer games?
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
See description for details: compensation in the form of gift cards
Driving in Virtual Reality
13-20 year olds with autism spectrum disorder
Child will receive a $35 gift card per visit
KidTalk Social Communication Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome
30 to 54 month old children with Down syndrome who:
- use less than 50 words spontaneously
- use English as the home language
- live within 40 miles of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
- do not have significant hearing/vision impairments
We offer language intervention & assessments at no cost to the family.
KIDTALK:Social Communication Intervention for Young Children with Autism
or Suspected Autism
Has a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder or is suspected to have autism
Is between 24 and 36 months
Assessments and intervention at no cost to you
Movement and Imitation in Children and Adolescents with or without ASD
8-17 years of age with autism spectrum disorder OR typically developing. Some language ability is required.
Child will receive a $10 gift card and small toy.
Parent-Child Music Class from The SeRENADe Project: Social and Rhythmic Engagement (Child with ASD)
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.
Up to $50 for completion of all study activities and music classes at no cost to families.
Processing Internal and External Sensory Cues in Autism
People from 7-17 years with
autism OR who are typically developing
Participants will receive $15 per hour. Caregivers will receive $30 upon completion of all
interviews and parent questionnaires.
Sensory Perception in Infant Siblings at Risk for ASD
Younger Siblings (between 4-18 months old) of children with and without autism and their parent
Families will be compensated for their time and get the results of the testing.
Skill Building For Infants With Down Syndrome
4 to 18 month old infants with Down syndrome
Families will receive $50.00 for their time upon completion of the study.
SPARK: Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge
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.
Individuals with autism will receive gift cards valued at up to a total of $50 for participation.
TALK ASD project
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.
$20 gift card at each visit & an outer space goodie bag upon completion
The Effects of Visual and Auditory Stimulation on Exploration in Infancy
12-24 month infants with hearing loss
A T-shirt, toy or book, as well as $25.
Think Your Child May Stutter?
3- to 10-year-old children and their parent(s)
Participants will be compensated for their time.
Williams Syndrome Research: A whole person approach
Persons with Williams Syndrome