Participate in a Research Study
Join forces with researchers to help put the pieces together in the puzzle of autism. There are studies in our area that are ongoing and asking for participants.
These studies are critical to the advancement of therapeutic and educational tools that help our children. In choosing which studies may be appropriate for your child, read carefully the criteria to make sure your situation matches that of the study.
Each study provides contact information: please contact the study directly for more information on each.
University of Massachusetts' Child and Adolescent Neuro Development Initiative -CANDI
Learn more by reading about CANDI in their Brochure
UMass CANDI Study - Brain Imaging: A research study for Boys with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Typical Development
For more information click here.
Mass General Hospital TRANSCEND
Mass General Hospital TRANSCEND Study
Healthy Children/ Children with Autism Spectrum
Disorders Ages 8 to 14
Needed for Research Studies
For more information click here
Boston University Research On Autism and Developmental Disabilities
In the Measuring Autism Potential project we are exploring how children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who have very limited verbal skills process language, and how their potential for understanding speech can be reliably measured. Our broader goals are to develop novel methods of assessing children’s receptive language skills that don’t rely on traditional measures (such as pointing), and innovative intervention techniques that are especially suited to enhancing language comprehension in older children with ASD.
Researchers at MIT and Boston University are looking for children and teens ages 5-17to participate in a study about language.
• 2-4 visits to MIT for language tests and
safe, child-friendly MRI brain imaging
• Receive a picture of your brain and
$20-30 per hour in gift cards
We are on the MIT Campus in Cambridge. We are a short walk from the Kendall/MIT Red Line T stop. We also offer free parking.
At your convenience, days or evenings, weekdays or weekends.
Contact?Please contact us anytime at:
Web site: Click here
This research is conducted by Dr. John Gabrieliand Dr.Ken Wexler at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and by Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg at Boston University.