Studies Related to Intellectual and developmental disabilities current as of Monday, July 15, 2024

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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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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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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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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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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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Transition Planning for Youth who Use AAC

Looking For:
Young adults who use AAC (aged 18-26) and their parents, special education teachers, and speech-language pathologists

Compensation:
$50


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Understanding the Needs of Tennesseans with Disabilities: A Statewide Community Needs Assessment

Looking For:
18 years or older

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Vanderbilt Down Syndrome Research Registry

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Individuals with Down syndrome

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Voices of Tennessee Direct Support Professionals

Looking For:
18 years or older Direct Support Professional

Compensation:
Raffle for $25 gift card


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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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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.