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Does your child like to play computer games?
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
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.
Music in Children and Families Online Survey Study
Looking For:Parent of a child 6 months to 5 years of age
Participants can enter a lottery to win (1/30 chance) a $25 Amazon gift card for their participation.
Parent Perspectives on Latino Youth with Severe Disabilities
Looking For:First or second generation immigrant Latino parents who speak Spanish and have a child with autism spectrum disorder, an intellectual disability, or multiple disabilities between the ages of 14 and 22
Participate in Baby Research at Vanderbilt!
Looking For: Infants with Down syndrome (ages 4-36 months old)
Compensation:$20/hour at each study visit
Perspective on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Looking For:Augmentative and Alternative Communication Users and Parents
Compensation:You will be entered into a random drawing for one of five $20 gift cards
Reading and Listening Comprehension in Down Syndrome
Looking For:Individuals with Down syndrome, 10 to 22 years old
Compensation:Participants will receive up to $50 as compensation for their time
Seeking Parent Perspectives on Community Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
Looking For:Parent/family member of an adult with IDD who is 16-65 years old. You must be at least 18 years old and live in Middle Tennessee.
Sensory Perception in Infant Siblings at Risk for ASD
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.
Skill Building For Infants With Down Syndrome
Children with Down syndrome 6 months to 5 years old
Compensation:Families will receive $25.00 and a small toy for their time upon completion of the study
SPARK: Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge
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.
Strategies for Teaching Verbs
Looking For:Children who are slower at learning to talk than their peers, 3 to 9 years old
Vanderbilt Down Syndrome Research Registry
Looking For:Any child or adult with Down syndrome
Young Children’s Speech Development
Looking For:Children who are 3 to 6 years of age who may or may not have speech articulation difficulties
Compensation:Participants will receive up to $10 as compensation for their time.
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Research MatchResearchMatch.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.