Studies Related to Autism spectrum disorder current as of Thursday, February 29, 2024

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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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ASD Medication Study for Individuals 15-45 years old

Looking For:
Individuals 15-45 years with ASD

Compensation:
$100 per site visit


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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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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' Experiences in the Transitioning from Hospital to the School Setting of Children with Special Health-care Needs

Looking For:
Caregivers of children ages 2-22 who have special health-care needs

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Caregivers' Perspectives on AAC Training

Looking For:
Caregivers of individuals who have complex communication needs

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Communication and Play Intervention for Young Children with Autism

Looking For:
Children with a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of autism between the ages of 16 and 36 months and their parents. Participants must be able to attend ~3 months of intervention sessions.

Compensation:
Participants receive up to $150 in gift cards; assessment and intervention sessions are provided at no cost


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Decision Making in Simulated Driving

Looking For:
Adolescents between the ages of 13 years and 17 years and 11 months old with ASD OR who are typically developing.

Compensation:
Child will receive a $30 gift card upon completion of the session.


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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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Film detective game for adolescents: Help us test a social skills computer game

Looking For:
Children between ages 11 and 14 years with an autism diagnosis

Compensation:
Parents will receive $50 in Amazon gift cards. Children will receive $55 in Amazon gift cards


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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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Help us test a device used to monitor for autism and related developmental delays in young children

Looking For:
Child 31-84 months of age; physically able to sit in a chair, highchair, or booster seat and watch videos on a screen; has normal to corrected-to-normal vision and is able to hear information. Parent must understand information, instructions, and videos presented in English

Compensation:
Participants will receive a $60 gift card.


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Interviewing with Job Interview Simulators and Asynchronous Video Interviews

Looking For:
Individuals with and without autism who are 16 years or older, are verbal, and speak fluent English.

Compensation:
Participant will receive $25 for one visit (Video Interview Only), and $50 (Simulation + Video Interview).


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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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Pubertal, Psychosocial and Physiological Development in Females with Autism

Looking For:
Females ages 6-12 years old with autism spectrum disorder, typical development, or intellectual disability.

Compensation:
$100 per year (total $400)


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Remote Microphone (RM) System Use in the Home

Looking For:
Families with a child between the ages of 3 to 6 years old diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Compensation:
Yes


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Special Education Teachers' and Board Certified Behavior Analysts' Perceptions of Self-Determination of Students with Complex Communication Needs in Grades K-5

Looking For:
Special education teacher or board certified behavior analyst who works with individuals in grades K-5 with limited verbal speech

Compensation:
Chance to win one of five $50 gift cards


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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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Tele-assessment of Development Study

Looking For:
Parents of children between the ages of 18 and 42 months

Compensation:
Compensation of $25 for completing the screening


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The Camouflaging Experiences of Adolescent Autistic Girls in Inclusion

Looking For:
Autistic females ages 13-17 and their mothers

Compensation:
Yes. $25 Amazon gift card


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The Experiences of Mothers Feeding Their Infants with Autism

Looking For:
Mothers who are age 18 years of age and older and are English speaking with a child diagnosed with autism aged 2-10 years old and have a history of feeding difficulty in infancy (0-12 months of age), did initiate breastfeeding, and who have at least one additional neurotypical child.

Compensation:
$25 Amazon gift card


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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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Vanderbilt Autism Research Registry

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

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Would you like to help us learn more about younger siblings of children with autism?

Looking For:
You are the parent of a child with or without autism. Your child with or without autism has a younger sibling who is 12-18 months old.

Compensation:
Participants will be compensated $20 per hour.


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