Studies Related to Autism spectrum disorder current as of Saturday, November 26, 2022

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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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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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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 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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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

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Caregivers of individuals who have complex communication needs

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CCAA - Charting the Course of Autism in Adulthood

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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?

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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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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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Enhancing Social Competence in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

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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 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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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

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  • Have an Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Are between 10 and 16 years of age

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Children and adults who have a diagnosis of autism

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