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Researchers Need You!

Date Last Revised: 
October 2, 2014
Date Published: 
January 16, 2008

The most efficient way to learn about the autism spectrum disorder research projects for which you qualify is to participate in IAN Research. As you may know, IAN Research is conducted online. Parents answer questions about themselves and their affected and unaffected children. Researchers throughout the world work with IAN to use this data to conduct their own research (with information removed that could be used to identify individuals). In addition, researchers throughout the United States work with IAN to find subjects for their studies. Based on the information that families and researchers provide, IAN matches the researchers' requirements (eligibility criteria/study eligibility) to the characteristics of willing IAN Research participants. When a family or family member qualifies for (matches) a research study, IAN contacts that family by email and that family has the option of contacting that research study. By participating in IAN Research, families have the opportunity to be matched with appropriate research projects as they emerge.

In addition to this matching service, IAN provides the listing that follows. It includes the research studies in the United States that are working with us. We provide information about a study's purpose, who may participate, location, and contact information.

Autism Speaks also provides a list of research opportunities that may be of interest.

Please note that IAN is a resource linking the autism community and researchers. The studies listed are not endorsed by or performed under the auspices of the IAN Project at Kennedy Krieger Institute or the Johns Hopkins University Institutional Review Board. The information has been provided to us by the researchers, and although we try to keep it current, it is possible that some of the studies are no longer enrolling subjects.

Are You a Researcher?

IAN provides subject recruitment assistance to qualified research studies. Find out more about the services that IAN provides. Current IAN Research partners: if the recruitment status of your study has changed, please contact us.

Find a Study

To locate a U.S. study in your state or a nearby state, click on that state or peruse the list that follows. To find out more, click on that study's name. In addition to listing studies by state, we have included Internet studies, studies conducted by mail, and Canadian and U.S. nationwide studies. If you are interested in participating in a study, contact that study directly.

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Studies Recruiting Adults

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide. Go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to find a site near you and learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Genetic Study (PDF format)
Institution: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville, TN (Families must live within the target enrollment area: Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, Northern Georgia, and Northern Alabama.)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Families must have one or more children between the ages of 4 and 21 years with an ASD (pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), autism or Asperger's). The children with ASD and both parents must participate (typically developing children do not participate).

Brain Areas Associated with Autism (PDF format)
Institution: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Location: New York, NY; will reimburse travel-related expenses for participant (and family) living anywhere in the U.S. or Canada
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Male adults ages 18 through 49 with Autistic Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome; should not currently be on psychiatric or cardiovascular medications; should have no metal inside body; should not have a history of seizures

Brain Rhythms in Autism (PDF format)
Institution: New York University
Location: New York, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: 18 to 60 years of age; uncorrected or contact lens-corrected vision; NO implanted metal, pacemakers, stimulators, or permanent retainers

Connectivity of Brain Networks in Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF format)
Institution: NYU Child Study Center, Phyllis Green and Randolph Cowen Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience
Location: New York, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Adults between the ages of 18 and 55 with a diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) of an autism spectrum disorder; should have no metal inside the body. Exclusions, such as medical conditions, and scores on diagnostic testing also apply.

Language Functioning in Optimal Outcome Children with ASD: An fMRI Study (PDF format)
Institution: University of Connecticut, Storrs
Location: We will fly participant and one parent or companion to Connecticut at our expense (airfare, hotel, meals, etc.) from any U.S. location; if you live within 100 miles of University of Connecticut, neuropsychological testing may be done in your home, if you prefer.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Individuals with High Functioning Autism, ages 8 through 22 years, who experienced a language delay before the age of 3, and currently have no metal in their bodies (including braces).

Maternal autism spectrum disorder and adult psychosocial functioning
Institution: American University, Washington D.C.
Location: Telephone- and web-based study; no geographic limitation within the United States
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Individuals 18 to 60 years who had their mother present during childhood. In addition, ANY ONE of the following should apply:

  • You believe your mother may fit the criteria for or she has had an official diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, whether or not you have been diagnosed
  • You have been diagnosed with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome, whether or not you believe your mother has been diagnosed
  • Neither you nor your mother have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder ** THE RESEARCHER IS NO LONGER RECRUITING FOR THIS GROUP **

Multisensory Integration in Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF format)
Institution: City College of New York, Children's Research Unit
Location: Manhattan, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder between the ages of 6 and 25 years

Stanford University Autism and Developmental Disability Research Registry (PDF format)
Institution: Autism and Developmental Disability Clinic at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital of Stanford University
Location: Stanford, CA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 2 years and older

Studies of Attention and Brain Connectivity in Autism (PDF format)
Institution: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: St. Louis, MO
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Individuals with Autism or Autistic Spectrum Disorders: ages 9-12 years or 21-26 years for Attention Study, or ages 9-14 years or 22-30 years for Brain Connectivity Study, with normal vision and no other major neurological or psychiatric illnesses

Study of Visual Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDF format)
Institution: Stanford University Vision and NeuroDevelopment Lab
Location: Stanford, CA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or fragile X Syndrome between the age of 18 and 45 years, with normal or corrected vision

Understanding the Brain in Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF format)
Institution: Boston University (coordinating institution)
Location: Boston, MA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Males with or without a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, aged 14 through 20 years. Participants cannot have any metal (e.g., dental braces) in their body.

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Internet-based Studies

Computer Adaptive Testing of Adaptive Behavior in Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF format)
Institution: Boston University
Location: Online study; within the United States
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Parents/guardians of children who are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and are 3-21 years old in the United States. We are especially interested in hearing from parents of: teenagers with an ASD, ages 13-17 years; young adults with an ASD, ages 18-21, who are transitioning to adulthood and independent living; and children and youth with ASD who use alternative methods of communication and/or are non-verbal.

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Mail-based Studies

There are no active mail-based studies at this time.

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Studies Recruiting Canadians

Brain Areas Associated with Autism (PDF format)
Institution: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Location: New York, NY; will reimburse travel-related expenses for participant (and family) living anywhere in the U.S. or Canada
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Male adults ages 18 through 49 with Autistic Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome; should not currently be on psychiatric or cardiovascular medications; should have no metal inside body; should not have a history of seizures.

North American Extended Family Study of Autism (PDF format)
Institution: The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Location: There is no geographic limitation on this study. For U.S. participants, the testing and interviews can be completed at your home or scheduled at a facility within your community. For Canadian residents, the testing and interviews can be completed at the Offord Centre for Child Studies at Chedoke Hospital, at your child(ren)'s school, and/or at your home.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Extended families with individuals who have a diagnosis of autism, Asperger's syndrome, or PDD in three or more nuclear families.

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U.S. Studies (Nationwide)

Autism Spectrum Disorders Risk Alert (ASDRA) (PDF format)
Institution: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Location: New York, NY, and participant homes
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Families with at least one child with autism between the ages of 12 and 30 months or where the presence of autism related risk indicators is suspected. Children between the ages of 12 and 30 months, who have an older sibling with ASD are also eligible.

Brain Areas Associated with Autism (PDF format)
Institution: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Location: New York, NY; will reimburse travel-related expenses for participant (and family) living anywhere in the US or Canada
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Male adults ages 18 through 49 with Autistic Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome; should not currently be on psychiatric or cardiovascular medications; should have no metal inside body; should not have a history of seizures

ConnectMe: A Randomized, Double-Blind Evaluation of Memantine in Pediatric Patients with Autistic Disorder (PDF format)
Location: Nationwide
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Boys and nonmenarcheal girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years, who have a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder and who are not currently on psychotropic medication. There is no weight exclusion.

Language Functioning in Optimal Outcome Children with ASD: An fMRI Study (PDF format)
Institution: University of Connecticut, Storrs
Location: We will fly participant and one parent or companion to Connecticut at our expense (airfare, hotel, meals, etc.) from any U.S. location; if you live within 100 miles of University of Connecticut, neuropsychological testing may be done in your home, if you prefer.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Individuals with High Functioning Autism, ages 8 through 22 years, who experienced a language delay before the age of 3, and currently have no metal in their bodies (including braces).

North American Extended Family Study of Autism (PDF format)
Institution: The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Location: There is no geographic limitation on this study. For U.S. participants, the testing and interviews can be completed at your home or scheduled at a facility within your community. For Canadian residents, the testing and interviews can be completed at the Offord Centre for Child Studies at Chedoke Hospital, at your child(ren)'s school, and/or at your home.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Extended families with individuals who have a diagnosis of autism, Asperger's syndrome, or PDD in three or more nuclear families.

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide. Go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to find a site near you and learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

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U.S. Studies by State

Arizona

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including Phoenix, AZ. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

ConnectMe: A Randomized, Double-Blind Evaluation of Memantine in Pediatric Patients with Autistic Disorder (PDF format)
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Boys and nonmenarcheal girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years, who have a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder and who are not currently on psychotropic medication. There is no weight exclusion.

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Arkansas

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: Missouri (limited to residents of Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Ohio)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism and pregnant women with a child diagnosed with autism

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California

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including Sacramento, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Diego, CA. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

ConnectMe: A Randomized, Double-Blind Evaluation of Memantine in Pediatric Patients with Autistic Disorder (PDF format)
Location: Santa Ana, CA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Boys and nonmenarcheal girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years, who have a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder and who are not currently on psychotropic medication. There is no weight exclusion.

Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) Study (PDF format)
Institution: UC Davis and the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute
Location: Sacramento, CA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: You are age 18 years or older; the biological mother of a child with an ASD diagnosis, such as autistic disorder, Asperger's syndrome, or pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS); ≤ 20 weeks pregnant or may become pregnant in the future; and currently living within 2 hours of the Sacramento Valley. In addition, you are not a Kaiser Permanente member.(If you are, please contact our Northern California-Kaiser Permanente site.)

Identifying a Shift Attention Deficit in Male Siblings of Children with Autism (PDF format)
Institution: Alliant International University
Location: San Diego, CA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Typically developing brothers of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The typically developing brothers should be between the ages of 8 and 16 years.

Risperidone Treatment in Children with ASD and High Levels of Repetitive Behaviors (PDF format)
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles - Autism Research Center
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with Autism, Aspergers or PDD, ages 8 through 16 years

Stanford University Autism and Developmental Disability Research Registry (PDF format)
Institution: Autism and Developmental Disability Clinic at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital of Stanford University
Location: Stanford, CA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 2 years and older

Study of Visual Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDF format)
Institution: Stanford University Vision and NeuroDevelopment Lab
Location: Stanford, CA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or fragile X Syndrome between the age of 18 and 45 years, with normal or corrected vision

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Colorado

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including Centennial, CO. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

Measuring Brain Structure and Function in Autism (PDF format)
Institution: University of Colorado
Location: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Families with at least one child with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder, at least three participants per family. Participants must be 5-55 years old, have normal hearing, and should not currently be abusing drugs or alcohol.

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Connecticut

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including including New Haven, CT. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA (limited to residents of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism. If you have an older child who has been diagnosed with autism and are currently pregnant, your infant may be eligible for our study.

ConnectMe: A Randomized, Double-Blind Evaluation of Memantine in Pediatric Patients with Autistic Disorder (PDF format)
Institution: North Shore - LIJ Health System Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Location: Manhasset, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Boys and nonmenarcheal girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years, who have a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder and who are not currently on psychotropic medication. There is no weight exclusion.

Language Functioning in Optimal Outcome Children with ASD: An fMRI Study (PDF format)
Institution: University of Connecticut, Storrs
Location: We will fly participant and one parent or companion to Connecticut at our expense (airfare, hotel, meals, etc.) from any U.S. location; if you live within 100 miles of University of Connecticut, neuropsychological testing may be done in your home, if you prefer.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Individuals with High Functioning Autism, ages 8 through 22 years, who experienced a language delay before the age of 3, and currently have no metal in their bodies (including braces).

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Delaware

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA (limited to residents of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism. If you have an older child who has been diagnosed with autism and are currently pregnant, your infant may be eligible for our study.

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Florida

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including Delray Beach, FL, Oakland Park, FL and Orlando, FL. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

Nutritional Intervention in Children with Autism Using Whey Protein (PDF format)
Institution: Nova Southeastern University
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders ages 3-5 years; English and Spanish speaking families are welcome to participate

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Georgia

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including Atlanta, GA. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

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Idaho

Study of Autism Genetics Exploration (SAGE) (PDF format)
Institution: Seattle Children's Hospital
Location: Seattle, WA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children diagnosed with autism or suspected of having an autism diagnosis; ages 2 to 18 years

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Illinois

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: Missouri (limited to residents of Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Ohio)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism and pregnant women with a child diagnosed with autism

ConnectMe: A Randomized, Double-Blind Evaluation of Memantine in Pediatric Patients with Autistic Disorder (PDF format)
Location: Hoffman Estates, IL
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Boys and nonmenarcheal girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years, who have a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder and who are not currently on psychotropic medication. There is no weight exclusion.

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Indiana

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: Missouri (limited to residents of Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Ohio)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism and pregnant women with a child diagnosed with autism

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Iowa

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: Missouri (limited to residents of Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Ohio)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism and pregnant women with a child diagnosed with autism

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Kansas

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: Missouri (limited to residents of Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Ohio)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism and pregnant women with a child diagnosed with autism

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Maine

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA (limited to residents of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism. If you have an older child who has been diagnosed with autism and are currently pregnant, your infant may be eligible for our study.

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Maryland

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including Baltimore, MD and Rockville, MD. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

Autism and the Development of Relational Awareness (PDF format)
Institution: Kennedy Krieger Institute
Location: Baltimore, MD
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder between 36-54 months; Children with Down Syndrome between 36-54 months; Typically developing children (with no family history of ASD) between 11-13 months or between 26-28 months

Behavioral and Neurobiological Investigation of Attention and Reasoning (PDF format)
Institution: KIDLAB, George Mason University
Location: Fairfax, VA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Children with High-Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, or PDD-NOS, as well as typically developing children, ages 9 through 17

The Brain and Genetic Basis of Restricted Interests (PDF format)
Institution: Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children's National Medical Center
Location: Rockville, MD
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Verbal children with an autism spectrum disorder, ages 6 through 17 years. Participants must not have a history of a seizure disorder.

CARD Research Database (PDF format)
Institution: Kennedy Krieger Institute
Location: Baltimore, MD
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children who have completed a professional visit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) Study (PDF format)
Institution: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Kennedy Krieger Institution
Location: Baltimore, MD
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: You are the biological mother of a child with an ASD diagnosis, such as autistic disorder, Asperger's syndrome, or pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS); you are no more than 28 weeks pregnant or may become pregnant in the future; you are currently living in Baltimore City or the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard, Montgomery or Prince George's, or within a 2-hour drive of Baltimore.

Early Perceptual, Cognitive and Linguistic Skills in Infants at Risk for Autism (PDF format)
Institution: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD, and Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children's National Medical Center, Rockville, MD
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants (2-14 months) with a sibling or parent diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Functional Neuroimaging of Time Perception in Children with and without Autism (PDF format)
Institution: Kennedy Krieger Institute
Location: Baltimore, MD
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with confirmed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, as well as typically-developing children with no family history of developmental disabilities or ADHD, ages 8 through 13 years.

Motor Skill Learning in Autism: Assessment & Treatment of Altered Patterns of Learning (PDF format)
Institution: Kennedy Krieger Institute
Location: Baltimore, MD
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with High Functioning Autism or Asperger's Syndrome, as well as typically developing children, ages 8 through 12 years

Physiological Response in Children with Autism during Gaze Fixation (PDF format)
Institution: Kennedy Krieger Institute
Location: Baltimore, MD
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Children/adolescents with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger's Syndrome aged 6 to 8 years OR 12 to 15 years OR typically developing children/adolescents aged 6 to 8 years OR 12 to 15 years (can be an unaffected sibling)

Reward System in Autism (PDF format)
Institution: Kennedy Krieger Institute and National Institutes of Mental Health
Locations: Baltimore, MD and Bethesda, MD
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Boys with High Functioning Autism or Asperger's Syndrome, as well as typically-developing children with no family history of ASD, ages 8 through 10 years

Studies of Autistic Patients: Gene Networks and Clinical Subtypes (PDF format)
Institution: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Location: Bethesda, MD
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with Autistic Disorder and unaffected brothers, if available, children with Tuberous Sclerosis (with or without autism), and typically developing children, ages 4 through 18 years

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Massachusetts

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including Lexington, MA. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA (limited to residents of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism. If you have an older child who has been diagnosed with autism and are currently pregnant, your infant may be eligible for our study.

Local and Global Processing in Children with ASD (PDF format)
Institution: Boston College
Location: Boston College or your home
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ages 6-12

Look Who's Talking! A Study of Face-to-Face Communication (PDF format)
Institution: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
Location: Waltham, MA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger's Syndrome ages 8 through 17

Participant Database for Persons Interested in Autism Research Studies: Recruiting, Pre-Screening and Diagnostic Assessment (PDF format)
Institution: TRANSCEND Research Program, Harvard Medical School
Location: Charlestown, MA, and Lexington, MA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants/toddlers/children/teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders, infant siblings of toddlers/children/teenagers with ASD, as well as typically developing infants/toddlers/children/teenagers

Phenotypic and Genetic Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF format)
Institution: Children's Hospital Boston
Location: Boston, MA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Families who have a child age 24 months or older with an ASD

Phenotypic and Genetic Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF format)
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital/LADDERS Clinic
Location: Boston, MA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Eligible participants in this study are individuals with a suspected ASD diagnosis (primarily children), their biological parents, and biological siblings. The minimum age for participation in this study is 24 months. There is no age maximum for study participation. English must be primary language spoken.

Spatiotemporal dynamics of contextual processing in schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (PDF format)
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Location: Charlestown, MA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Individuals 16-60 years old with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger's Syndrome who are fluent in English and have no history of drug or alcohol abuse within the past six months, no seizure disorder, and no history of head injury that resulted in a prolonged loss of consciousness or lasting changes in function.

A Study of Guanfacine and Methylphenidate for the Treatment of Hyperactivity in Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) (PDF format)
Institution: Lurie Center- Massachusetts General Hospital
Location: Lexington, MA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with Autism, Asperger?s or PDD, ages 5 through 14 years

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Michigan

Imitation Training (PDF format)
Institution: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing MI
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children between the ages of 18 and 48 months at intake who have a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum disorder (autism, PDD-NOS); have difficulty with imitation; and who meet other inclusion criteria

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Minnesota

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including Minneapolis, MN. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

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Missouri

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: Missouri (limited to residents of Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Ohio)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism and pregnant women with a child diagnosed with autism

Studies of Attention and Brain Connectivity in Autism (PDF format)
Institution: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: St. Louis, MO
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Individuals with Autism or Autistic Spectrum Disorders: ages 9-12 years or 21-26 years for Attention Study, or ages 9-14 years or 22-30 years for Brain Connectivity Study, with normal vision and no other major neurological or psychiatric illnesses

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Montana

Study of Autism Genetics Exploration (SAGE) (PDF format)
Institution: Seattle Children's Hospital
Location: Seattle, WA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children diagnosed with autism or suspected of having an autism diagnosis; ages 2 to 18 years

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New Hampshire

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA (limited to residents of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism. If you have an older child who has been diagnosed with autism and are currently pregnant, your infant may be eligible for our study.

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New Jersey

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA (limited to residents of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism. If you have an older child who has been diagnosed with autism and are currently pregnant, your infant may be eligible for our study.

ConnectMe: A Randomized, Double-Blind Evaluation of Memantine in Pediatric Patients with Autistic Disorder (PDF format)
Institution: North Shore - LIJ Health System Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Location: Manhasset, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Boys and nonmenarcheal girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years, who have a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder and who are not currently on psychotropic medication. There is no weight exclusion.

ConnectMe: A Randomized, Double-Blind Evaluation of Memantine in Pediatric Patients with Autistic Disorder (PDF format)
Location: Toms River, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Boys and nonmenarcheal girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years, who have a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder and who are not currently on psychotropic medication. There is no weight exclusion.

Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) Study (PDF format)
Institution: Drexel University and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: You are the biological mother of a child with an ASD diagnosis, such as autistic disorder, Asperger's syndrome, or pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS); you are no more than 20 weeks pregnant or may become pregnant in the future; you are currently living in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, or Montgomery County in Pennsylvania, or Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, or Salem County in New Jersey.

Genetic Components of Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF format)
Institution: Rutgers University
Location: Your home within 80 miles of Piscataway, NJ
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Families with at least one individual diagnosed with autism who is older than 3 years of age; at least five immediate family members (e.g., father or mother) or second degree relatives (e.g., aunts, uncles, grandparents) who are interested in participating; at least one individual who has a history of language/learning problems (either in the immediate family or second degree relatives) or another individual who is on the autism spectrum (i.e., PDD, Asperger's Disorder); English is the primary language spoken in the home.

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New York

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including Bronx, NY, New York, NY and Orangeburg, NY. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Risk Alert (ASDRA) (PDF format)
Institution: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Location: New York, NY, and participant homes
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Families with at least one child with autism between the ages of 12 and 30 months or where the presence of autism related risk indicators is suspected. Children between the ages of 12 and 30 months, who have an older sibling with ASD are also eligible.

Brain Areas Associated with Autism (PDF format)
Institution: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Location: New York, NY; will reimburse travel-related expenses for participant (and family) living anywhere in the US or Canada
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Male adults ages 18 through 49 with Autistic Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome; should not currently be on psychiatric or cardiovascular medications; should have no metal inside body; should not have a history of seizures

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA (limited to residents of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism. If you have an older child who has been diagnosed with autism and are currently pregnant, your infant may be eligible for our study.

Brain Rhythms in Autism (PDF format)
Institution: New York University
Location: New York, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: 18 to 60 years of age; uncorrected or contact lens-corrected vision; NO implanted metal, pacemakers, stimulators, or permanent retainers

Connectivity of Brain Networks in Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF format)
Institution: NYU Child Study Center, Phyllis Green and Randolph Cowen Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience
Location: New York, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Adults between the ages of 18 and 55 with a diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) of an autism spectrum disorder; should have no metal inside the body. Exclusions, such as medical conditions, and scores on diagnostic testing also apply.

ConnectMe: A Randomized, Double-Blind Evaluation of Memantine in Pediatric Patients with Autistic Disorder (PDF format)
Institution: North Shore - LIJ Health System Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Location: Manhasset, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Boys and nonmenarcheal girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years, who have a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder and who are not currently on psychotropic medication. There is no weight exclusion.

Early Development of Brain Connectivity in Autism (PDF format)
Institution: NYU Child Study Center, Phyllis Green and Randolph Cowen Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience
Location: New York, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children between 3 and 5 years of age with a diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) of an autism spectrum disorder. Exclusions, such as medical conditions, and scores on diagnostic testing also apply. Please contact us directly for any questions regarding exclusions.

Emotional Expressions of Children with Autism (PDF format)
Institution: Ithaca College Advancing Autism Treatment Laboratory
Location: Ithaca, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Mothers and their children with autism aged 8-10 years

Functional Brain Imaging of Low Frequency Oscillations: Relation to Attention and Sensory Integration (PDF format)
Institution: NYU Child Study Center, Phyllis Green and Randolph Cowen Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience
Location: New York, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children between 7 and 17 years of age with a diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) of an autism spectrum disorder. Exclusions, such as medical conditions, and scores on diagnostic testing also apply. Please contact us directly for any questions regarding exclusions.

Functional MRI study of self-produced tactile stimuli in adolescents with Autistic Disorder (PDF format)
Institution: The Seaver and NY Autism Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Location: New York, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Verbal children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are not on medication, ages 12-17

Investigating Autistic Traits & Their Connection to Oxytocin & Cholesterol (PDF format)
Institution: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Location: New York, NY, and/or participant homes in the tri-state area
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Families with at least one child with autism and at least one typically developing child, both between the ages of 8 and 16 years of age. In addition, both biological parents must be available for participation.

Multisensory Integration in Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF format)
Institution: City College of New York, Children's Research Unit
Location: Manhattan, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder between the ages of 6 and 25 years

Risperidone in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Autistic Disorder (PDF format)
Institution: Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Location: Bethpage, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children ages 5 through 17 with Autistic Disorder

Study of the Effect of Fluoxetine on Repetitive Behaviors in Child and Adolescents with Autistic Disorder (PDF format)
Institution: Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Location: Bethpage, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Males and Females between ages 5 and 17. The child must meet diagnostic criteria for Autistic Disorder (Other Diagnoses on the spectrum are not eligible) and also demonstrate repetitive and/or obsessive compulsive behaviors. There are some exclusions relating to other medical conditions, health issues etc. Please contact us directly for any questions regarding exclusions.

Temperament and Problem Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF format)
Institution: Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Location: Bethpage, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children ages 3 through 7 who have had a confirmed diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder by staff at the Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, within the past year

Taste, Smell and Feeding Behavior in Autism: A Quantitative Traits Study (PDF format)
Institution: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Families who have at least one child with an autism spectrum disorder (ages 11-17), at least one child without an autism spectrum disorder (ages 11-17), and both biological parents who are interested in participating.

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North Carolina

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including Chapel Hill, NC. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

Brain Development in Infants at High Risk for Autism (PDF format)
Institution: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism

North American Extended Family Study of Autism (PDF format)
Institution: The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Location: There is no geographic limitation on this study. For U.S. participants, the testing and interviews can be completed at your home or scheduled at a facility within your community. For Canadian residents, the testing and interviews can be completed at the Offord Centre for Child Studies at Chedoke Hospital, at your child(ren)'s school, and/or at your home.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Extended families with individuals who have a diagnosis of autism, Asperger's syndrome, or PDD in three or more nuclear families

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Ohio

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including Cleveland, OH and Cincinnati, OH. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: Missouri (limited to residents of Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Ohio)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism and pregnant women with a child diagnosed with autism

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Oklahoma

Comparative Dose Study of Investigational Agent (PDF format)
Institution: Cutting Edge Research Group
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with Autistic Disorder with a mental age greater 18 months; body weight at least 20 kilograms (44 pounds); seizure-free for at least six consecutive months; may not be taking psychotropic drugs and should be in good physical health; no other psychiatric conditions

ConnectMe: A Randomized, Double-Blind Evaluation of Memantine in Pediatric Patients with Autistic Disorder (PDF format)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Boys and nonmenarcheal girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years, who have a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder and who are not currently on psychotropic medication. There is no weight exclusion.

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Oregon

Study of Autism Genetics Exploration (SAGE) (PDF format)
Institution: Seattle Children's Hospital
Location: Seattle, WA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children diagnosed with autism or suspected of having an autism diagnosis; ages 2 to 18 years

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Pennsylvania

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including Pittsburgh, PA. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

Autism Intervention (PDF format)
Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Verbal Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders with IQ>80, ages 10-15 years. Must not currently have braces (or plans for them within the next year). Must not have any non-removable metal implants in their body

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA (limited to residents of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism. If you have an older child who has been diagnosed with autism and are currently pregnant, your infant may be eligible for our study.

ConnectMe: A Randomized, Double-Blind Evaluation of Memantine in Pediatric Patients with Autistic Disorder (PDF format)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Boys and nonmenarcheal girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years, who have a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder and who are not currently on psychotropic medication. There is no weight exclusion.

Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) Study (PDF format)
Institution: Drexel University and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: You are the biological mother of a child with an ASD diagnosis, such as autistic disorder, Asperger's syndrome, or pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS); you are no more than 20 weeks pregnant or may become pregnant in the future; you are currently living in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, or Montgomery County in Pennsylvania, or Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, or Salem County in New Jersey.

Early Identification of Autism: A Prospective Study (Baby Sib) (PDF format)
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Families with an infant aged 5 months or younger and at least one older child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Pitt Early Autism Study (P.E.A.S.) (PDF format)
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants between the ages of six and sixteen months with an older sibling diagnosed with or without Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Tennessee

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including Nashville, TN. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Genetic Study (PDF format)
Institution: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville, TN (Families must live within the target enrollment area: Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, Northern Georgia, and Northern Alabama.)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Families must have one or more children between the ages of 4 and 21 years with an ASD (pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), autism or Asperger's). The children with an ASD and both parents must participate (typically developing children do not participate).

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Texas

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including San Antonio, TX. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

Capturing the Attentional Learning of Children from a First Person's View (PDF format)
Institution: University of Houston Cognitive Development Lab
Location: Houston, TX
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, suspected autism, or speech delay, as well as deaf children and typically developing children, ages 6 months through 5 years

Folate Rechallenge: A Pilot Study (PDF format)
Institution: Baylor College of Medicine
Location: Houston, TX
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children/individuals of any age who have a confirmed diagnosis of autism, who are in good health and do not have celiac disease, a history of liver or renal disease, uncontrolled seizures, a known allergy to any of the study supplements, or a current acute illness. Children should be able to take medication orally, and families should be proficient in the English language.

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Vermont

Brain Development in Autism: Infant Siblings (PDF format)
Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA (limited to residents of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont)
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants under 12 months of age with an older sibling diagnosed with autism. If you have an older child who has been diagnosed with autism and are currently pregnant, your infant may be eligible for our study.

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Virginia

Behavioral and Neurobiological Investigation of Attention and Reasoning (PDF format)
Institution: KIDLAB, George Mason University
Location: Fairfax, VA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with High-Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, or PDD-NOS, as well as typically developing children, ages 9 through 17

Knowledge or Performance: Why Youth with Autism Experience Social Problems (PDF format)
Institution: University of Virginia, Department of Psychology
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with High Functioning Autism or Asperger's Syndrome, ages 10 through 17 years

Psychophysiological and Neuroendocrine Reactivity Patterns in Children with Autism (PDF format)
Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Location: Richmond, VA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with High Functioning Autism or Asperger's Syndrome, as well as typically developing children with no family history of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), ages 6 through 12 years

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Washington

VANILLA Autism Trial
Location: Nationwide, including Bellevue, WA, Bothell, WA and Seattle, WA. Please go to study website (www.VanillaAutismTrial.com) to learn how you can participate.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Adult males aged 18 to 45 years with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants should have an information provider (spouse, family member, friend) who is willing to accompany them to the selected study site to share their observations about any changes in the participant’s social behavior and communication.

Early Detection Study and Social Development Study (PDF format)
Institution: University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants between 5 and 30 months of age who have an older sibling with an autism spectrum disorder.

Physiological Responses to Social and Non-social Reward in Autism (PDF format)
Institution: University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Boys with high-functioning Autism or Asperger's Syndrome as well as typically developing boys, ages 8 through 11 years

Study of Autism Genetics Exploration (SAGE) (PDF format)
Institution: Seattle Children's Hospital
Location: Seattle, WA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children diagnosed with autism or suspected of having an autism diagnosis; ages 2 to 18 years

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Washington, D.C.

Behavioral and Neurobiological Investigation of Attention and Reasoning (PDF format)
Institution: KIDLAB, George Mason University
Location: Fairfax, VA
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Study Eligibility: Children with High-Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, or PDD-NOS, as well as typically developing children, ages 9 through 17

The Brain and Genetic Basis of Restricted Interests (PDF format)
Institution: Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children's National Medical Center
Location: Rockville, MD
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Verbal children with an autism spectrum disorder, ages 6 through 17 years. Participants must not have a history of a seizure disorder.

Early Perceptual, Cognitive and Linguistic Skills in Infants at Risk for Autism (PDF format)
Institution: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD, and Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children's National Medical Center, Rockville, MD
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Infants (2-14 months) with a sibling or parent diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Functional Neuroimaging of Time Perception in Children with and without Autism (PDF format)
Institution: Kennedy Krieger Institute
Location: Baltimore, MD
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with confirmed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, as well as typically-developing children with no family history of developmental disabilities or ADHD, ages 8 through 13 years

Motor Skill Learning in Autism: Assessment & Treatment of Altered Patterns of Learning (PDF format)
Institution: Kennedy Krieger Institute
Location: Baltimore, MD
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with High Functioning Autism or Asperger's Syndrome, as well as typically developing children, ages 8 through 12 years

Neuroimaging of Top-down and Bottom-up Processing in Executive Control in Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Adults (PDF format)
Institution: Georgetown University
Location: Washington, D.C.
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Verbal children with an autism spectrum disorder, ages 8 through 13 years. Participants must not have a history of seizure disorder.

Studies of Autistic Patients: Gene Networks and Clinical Subtypes (PDF format)
Institution: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Location: Bethesda, MD
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria: Children with Autistic Disorder and unaffected brothers, if available, children with Tuberous Sclerosis (with or without autism), and typically developing children, ages 4 through 18 years

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