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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
Compensation:See description for details: compensation in the form of gift cards
Driving in Virtual Reality
13-20 year olds with autism spectrum disorder
Compensation: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:
Compensation: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
Compensation:Assessments and intervention at no cost to you
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.
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.
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
Processing Internal and External Sensory Cues in Autism
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.
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
Compensation: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
Compensation: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.
Compensation: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:
Compensation:$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
Compensation: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)
Compensation:Participants will be compensated for their time.
Vanderbilt Autism Research Registry
Individuals with autism and families who are willing to participate in research
Williams Syndrome Research: A whole person approach
Persons with Williams Syndrome
To be notified when you are a possible match for a research study looking for participants, register with Vanderbilt's ResearchMatch at the link below.
Research MatchResearchMatch.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.
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