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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.
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.
Help us discover how Deaf and hard of hearing children learn to read!
Looking For:d/Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children ages 10-16 years old who use sign language and/or oral language, or both. No cochlear implants due to use of the MRI.
How do emotions affect your brain?
Compensation:Participants will be compensated with a $100 gift card for completing all tasks.
Investigating Social Competence in Youth with Autism
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.
Parents & Adolescents Coping with COVID-19 Stress Study
Looking For:English-speaking parents and adolescents (ages 10-17)
Compensation:$10 Amazon gift card via email
Peer Mentors Needed!
Looking For:Teens ages 10 through 18 with a background in theatre
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.
Vanderbilt Autism Research Registry
Looking For:Children and adults who have a diagnosis of autism
Vanderbilt Down Syndrome Research Registry
Looking For:Individuals with Down syndrome
Virtual Study Stress in Parents of Children with Disabilities: Virtual Mindfulness-Based Music and Songwriting Program
Looking For:Parents/caregivers with a child who has an intellectual/developmental disability or severe chronic illness
Compensation:Participants receive up to $150 in gift cards and receive audio recordings of MBMS materials
Volunteers searching for depression, bipolar disorder and mood research nationally.
You’re invited to participate in the Measuring Adolescents’ Daily Experiences (MADE) Study!
Looking For:Caregivers and their children ages 10-15
Compensation:Both you and your child will be compensated for participating. You will receive a $35 gift card. Your child will receive a $50 gift card.
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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.