Studies Related to Autism spectrum disorder current as of Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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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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An e-health application for identifying autism

Looking For:
Children between 18 to 36 months

Compensation:
Parent will receive a $50 gift card to Amazon.com at the 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 18-36 months of age with autism or with concerns about their social interaction or language development or children 12-36 months without autism.

Compensation:
Yes


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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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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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Caregivers' Perspectives on AAC Training

Looking For:
Caregivers of individuals who have complex communication needs

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CCAA - Charting the Course of Autism in Adulthood

Looking For:
We are looking for autistic adults ages 18-35 and their parents or others close to them to participate in a study about how life unfolds for adults on the autism spectrum. This study involves interviews and surveys and will follow participants every 6 months for 3 years

Compensation:
Up to $300 for adults with an ASD, and up to $275 for your parent, family member, or close other person.


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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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Enhancing Healthcare for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Looking For:
Primary care providers (physicians, advanced practice nurses/nurse practitioners or physician assistants) who see adults with autism or have an interest in this population

Compensation:
Free CME and MOC, Parts 2 and Part 4, compensation for completing pre- and post-training survey, opportunities to learn about resources for autistic patients


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Enhancing Social Competence in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Looking For:
Between 18 and 35 years of age and have an Autism Spectrum Disorder

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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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How baby siblings of children with autism respond to speech may help us to understand early development and autism risk

Looking For:
You are the parent of a child with autism. Your child with autism has a younger sibling who is 8-18 months old.

Compensation:
Participants will be compensated $20 per hour.


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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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Online Study of Listening Behavior of Children with Autism

Looking For:
We are looking for caregivers of children with autism who have normal hearing and are between the ages of 18 months – 18 years.

Compensation:
$25


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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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Social Communication Intervention for Young Children with ASD

Looking For:
Parents/caregivers and their child with ASD (16-60 months old)

Compensation:
Participants receive up to $200 in gift cards. The child receives intervention sessions at no cost. Intervention sessions involve music and non-music play-based interaction activities.


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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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Spectrum for Life Interconnected Surveys

Looking For:
Have an autism diagnosis OR identify with a diagnosis of autism (self-diagnosed)

Compensation:
You will be entered into a lottery to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card


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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:
Children and adults who have a diagnosis of autism

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Virtual Study Stress in Parents of Children with Disabilities: Virtual Mindfulness-Based Music and Songwriting Program

Looking For:
Parents/caregivers with a child who has an intellectual/developmental disability or severe chronic illness

Compensation:
Participants receive up to $150 in gift cards and receive audio recordings of MBMS materials


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