From time to time Spectrum is contacted by organizations or individuals conducting research in the autism field. In an effort to promote autism-related research, we will post specific research opportunities via the listserv or on Facebook page. General research info is noted below.
Note that this is strictly for informational purposes only. Spectrum does not endorse, promote or support any specific research opportunity noted on this page and does not have any information other than what is posted below. Please contact the research organizations directly for more information about their studies.
At Marcus Autism Center, we’re committed to providing the best possible care for kids living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) now and to transforming the future of ASD through research. Because of our mission, we are always looking for research study participants.
The Emory Autism Center recently helped launch SPARK, a research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States. Sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), SPARK will collect information and DNA for genetic analysis from 50,000 individuals with autism — and their families — to advance our understanding of the causes of this condition and to hasten the discovery of supports and treatments.
Anyone interested in learning more about SPARK or in participating can visit www.SPARKforAutism.org/emory or call the Emory Autism Center at 404-727-8350.
The University of Georgia Child Attention and Autism Research Evaluation (CAARE) Lab is interested in examining visual attention in children and we are seeking participants ages 6 to 17 who are either typically developing or who have a diagnosis of ASD. Families will be asked to come in to our lab for a one-time visit that involves several easy eye-tracking tasks where kids will be asked to simply look at a series of images. Easy! Parents will fill out a few questionnaires and children enrolling in the ASD group will also participate in a short diagnostic screening, for which parents will receive a very brief report of the results. For more information about the research study, you can either call the CAARE lab directly at (706)542-9712 or send an email to: email@example.com. The link to our study can be accessed here: http://caare.coe.uga.edu/participate-in-research/