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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.
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
Decision Making in Simulated Driving
Looking For:Adolescents between the ages of 13 years and 17 years and 11 months old with ASD OR who are typically developing.
Compensation:Child will receive a $30 gift card upon completion of the session.
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
Down Syndrome Speech Enrichment Intervention
Looking For:Children with Down Syndrome ages 4-16 years
Compensation:Child receives intervention sessions at no cost
Help us discover how Deaf and hard of hearing children learn to read
Looking For:d/Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children ages 10-17 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
Social Connectedness and Health in Families Study
Looking For:Parent and their adolescent/young adult children (ages 10-39)
Compensation:Yes. For completing the surveys and in-person visit, each participant will receive $100 in the form of an electronic gift card.
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
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
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.