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Research Studies

There are many opportunities for families to participate in autism research. You can join a clinical trial, enroll in a research study, or participate online by adding your family information to a research database. 90% of children with cancer are enrolled in clinical trials, but only 5% of children with autism currently participate in research. Your participation will make a big difference.

Listed here are many opportunities to get involved in research in the New England area.  Read about the studies here, contact researchers directly with questions or for more information, subscribe to get updates on any or all of the studies.

 

March 25, 2014
Social Behavior and Cognition Study

Lianne Young, PhD

Location: Boston College

The psychology laboratory of Dr. Liane Young in Boston College is looking for participants ages 18-35 with autism spectrum disorders for a study that will help us understand how people perceive and think about social interactions.

Participants will be screened by email for fMRI eligibility based on the following requirements:

March 5, 2014
ACE study of adolescents with ASD

Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD, Robert Joseph, PhD, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, PhD, Frank Guenther, PhD, Dara Manoach, PhD

Location: Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital

The Boston University Autism Center of Excellence is recruiting adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who are between 14 and 21 years of age for a study investigating why some children with ASD do not develop spoken language.  Adolescents without spoken language and adolescents who are verbal are eligible for this study.

Participation... Read more

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Tags: 10 to 18; Boston Medical Center/Boston University; MGH;

January 29, 2014
TSC and ASD study

Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD

Location: Boston Children's Hospital


The Computational Radiology Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital Needs:

TSC and/or ASD Patients!
Between the Ages of 5 and 10 years old

For a Brain Imaging Research Study to Identify Brain Changes in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Purpose

We believe that the insight that we gain from studying and... Read more

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Tags: 5 to 10; Children’s Hospital Boston; Brain imaging studies;

January 27, 2014
The Health U Research Study

Richard Fleming

Location: UMass Medical School/ E.K. Shriver Center


Health U. is a weight loss research study for overweight teens and young adults ages 15-22 who have an intellectual disability.  Eligible participants will take part in a program that includes weekly to biweekly group and individual sessions focusing on losing weight through healthy eating and increasing physical activity in ways that are fun... Read more

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Tags: 10 to 18; Over 18; Shriver Center, UMass Medical;

January 14, 2014
Nutrition research study looking for children with intellectual/developmental delays ages 3-8

Dr. Linda Bandini

Location: UMass Medical School/ E.K. Shriver Center

The purpose of the Children’s Mealtime Study is to learn about the eating patterns, mealtime behaviors, and parent feeding practices of children ages 3-8 years who are either typically developing or have an intellectual/developmental delay. 

The study involves one 2-3 hour visit at a UMass Medical School-affiliated site and parents complete a... Read more

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Tags: Under 5; 5 to 10; Shriver Center, UMass Medical;

December 12, 2013
Autism Research Study for Chinese Families

Jin Yun Chen

Location: Brandeis University

Are you of Chinese ancestry? Do you have a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? If so, I would like to invite you to participate in a research study about your experience.

I am a graduate student in the Brandeis University genetic counseling program and I am conducting this research study for my Master’s thesis. My research... Read more

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Tags: Over 18;

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