Vanderbilt Autism Research Registry

Researchers who study autism at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC), have developed the Vanderbilt Autism Research Registry. The purpose of the registry is to aid researchers in identifying individuals and families who are willing to participate in research activities that increase our understanding of the causes and treatments of autism.

What is the Vanderbilt Autism Research Registry?

The Vanderbilt Autism Research Registry is a confidential database that stores profiles of individuals with autism and their families who are interested in participating in research studies. Researchers who study autism through the VKC and who hold faculty positions at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and/or Vanderbilt University (VU) may access the profiles in an effort to recruit qualified participants to join their studies.

Who Can Join?

Children and adults who have a diagnosis of autism.

How Does it Work?

Registry members will decide how they want to be contacted (phone or email) when they are eligible for a new study. Members are not obligated to participate in studies and will specify the number of study referrals they wish to receive per year. Members can update this number at any time and will not be contacted for more than this number of study opportunities.

What Kind of Research is Conducted at the VKC?

The VKC promotes an interdisciplinary approach to research. Scientists and practitioners in behavior, education, genetics, and neuroscience work together in unique ways to solve the mysteries of development and learning. They use a broad range of methodologies and measures to conduct treatment and intervention studies. Many study typical and atypical processes. All studies are reviewed and approved by the Vanderbilt University Institutional Review Board.

How Can I Join?

You can enroll online. Click the link below that applies to you and complete the consent and registration forms. Again, all information is confidential and secure.

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Contact christian.d.okitondo@vumc.org, (615) 936-7220.