Pubertal, Psychosocial and Physiological Development in Females with Autism

Principal Investigator: Blythe A. Corbett, Ph.D.


Researchers are seeking females enrolled at 6, 8, 10 and 12 years of age and followed annually over four years.

Participants include girls with confirmed or suspected:

  • ASD: autism spectrum disorder
  • TD: typical development
  • ID: intellectual disability

Participants will come to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for an annual visit which includes a physical, psychological, and social interaction protocol. A diagnostic visit will occur during the first year to confirm or disconfirm ASD, TD or ID eligibility criteria.

Potential Benefits:

  • Earn up to $100 per year ($400 total)
  • Diagnostic confirmation
  • Families living 100 miles away or more may be eligible for travel reimbursement

Participant Criteria

Females ages 6-12 years old with autism spectrum disorder, typical development, or intellectual disability.


$100 per year (total $400)

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Last Updated: Friday, August 19, 2022

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