Studies Related to Adults with disabilities current as of Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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Autism Sensory Study

Looking For:
You may quality if you (or your child) are: between 8-60 years old; have or do not have a diagnosis of autism; able and willing to reliably follow verbal instructions in the laboratory

Compensation:
Participants will be paid $15 an hour and will also receive a $25 bonus for completion of all questionnaires.


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Does your daughter or son with disabilities have a paid job? Would you share your experiences and advice with another parent?

Looking For:
Live in Middle TN, be at least 18 years old, and have a family member with intellectual disability or autism who has a paid job (or was recently employed).

Compensation:
Parents will receive $350 for serving as a mentor and completing all project measures.


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Down Syndrome Study for Adults

Looking For:
Between 35-55 years of age, diagnosed with Down Syndrome, in good general health with no diagnosis of dementia

Compensation:
Yes


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Enhancing Social Competence in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Looking For:
Between 18 and 40 years of age and have an Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Help us create future research activities focused on improving health outcomes for people with disabilities

Looking For:
People ages 18 or older on the autism spectrum, with Down syndrome, or with IDD. Caregivers, clinicians, and/or researchers working with a person with autism, Down syndrome, or other developmental disabilities or intellectual disabilities.

Compensation:
You will be compensated for your time.


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Is your daughter or son with disabilities interested in finding paid employment? Would you like guidance and support connecting them to a good job?

Looking For:
Live in Middle TN, be at least 18 years old, and have a family member with intellectual disability or autism who is interested in working and has already exited high school.

Compensation:
Parents will receive $250 for completing the “short course” and all project measures.


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Survey for Social Wellbeing

Looking For:
Anyone is welcome to participate

Compensation:
None


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Survey for Social Wellbeing (Spanish Version)

Looking For:
Anyone is welcome to participate

Compensation:
None


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Transition Experiences of Black Youth with Autism

Looking For:
Parent/Caregiver for Autistic Black youth who are between the ages of 14-24

Compensation:
$50 gift card for Target or Amazon


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Understanding How the Brain Processes Sounds in Adults with and without Sound Sensitivity

Looking For:
Between the ages of 18 and 60, fluent in English, have normal hearing or hearing loss only in high frequencies, and have autism OR do not have autism.

Compensation:
Yes. Study participants will be paid $20/hour for all research study appointments, and they will receive a bonus $25 for completing the online study questionnaires.


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Vanderbilt Autism Research Registry

Looking For:
Children and adults who have a diagnosis of autism

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Vanderbilt Down Syndrome Research Registry

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Individuals with Down syndrome

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WeSearchTogether.org

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Volunteers searching for depression, bipolar disorder and mood research nationally.

Compensation:
varies


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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.