Studies Related to Parents of children with disabilities current as of Monday, October 2, 2023

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Language Development in Young Adults with Fragile X Syndrome

Looking For:
Son or daughter with fragile X syndrome in or entering the last year of high school

Compensation:
$200 Honorarium and Travel Expenses


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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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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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Developing a Brain for Numbers

Looking For:
Children who are in kindergarten this year.

Compensation:
$100 in checks for completion of both sessions


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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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Family GAMEs Study

Looking For:
4-8-year-old children

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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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Mental Health and Behavioral Health Needs Survey

Looking For:
Parents and caregivers in Tennessee who have a child with a disability (between the ages of 1.5-22) who also has a mental or behavioral health concern

Compensation:
25 respondents completing the survey will be randomly selected to receive a $25 target gift card


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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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New Research Study on Prenatal Opioid Exposure and Child Behavior

Looking For:
Parent/legal guardian of a child between the ages of 3-5

Compensation:
Eligible participants will receive up to $100 in compensation


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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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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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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 Effects of Visual and Auditory Stimulation on Exploration in Infancy

Looking For:

12-24 month infants with hearing loss

Compensation:
A T-shirt, toy or book, as well as $25.


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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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Vanderbilt Down Syndrome Research Registry

Looking For:
Individuals with Down syndrome

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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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