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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.
Investigating Social Competence in Youth with Autism
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
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
Processing Internal and External Sensory Cues in Autism
People from 7-17 years with
autism OR who are typically developing
Compensation:Participants will receive $15 per hour. Caregivers will receive $30 upon completion of all
interviews and parent questionnaires.
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
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 Down Syndrome Research Registry
Looking For:Any child or adult 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 $30 in gift cards and receive audio recordings of MBMS materials
Volunteers searching for depression, bipolar disorder and mood research nationally.
To be notified when you are a possible match for a research study looking for participants, register with Vanderbilt's ResearchMatch at the link below.
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.