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Spouses' Lived Experience of Marriage to Someone with Asperger Syndrome - This phenomenological study seeks to explore what it is like for neurotypical individuals to be married to someone who has Asperger syndrome.
TMS studies in Adults with ASD - The purpose of this study is to investigate brain plasticity in adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Study will involve four visits to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. Eligible participants must be diagnosed with an ASD, and be at least 55 years of age.
Smooth Sailing Study - We are looking for children ages 4-7 who are diagnosed with autism or ASD (including Asperger's and PDD) to participate in the Smooth Sailing Study, which is focused on relationships, language, and reading skills during the early school years.
Early Adolescent Girls with High Functioning Autism: Family Stress and Coping - This research study involves interviews with two-parent families with a daughter between the ages 11-15 diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome or high functioning autism. The study is focused on how families adapt to the diagnosis and manage the needs of their daughter, particularly during early adolescence.
Project Play - Project Play is studying play development of children 8 months to 5 years of age with and without disabilities. We are currently recruiting in the Boston Metro Area.
Behavioral Testing at MIT - We are inviting 18-30 year olds with ASD to come for one or more visits at our lab at MIT. They will be asked to participate in behavioral testing (interviews, questionnaires, computer tasks, puzzles), and be asked to watch movies and complete tasks in the MRI scanner.
The Systemizing Quotient in adults with Asperger´s Syndrome, adults with ADHD, and a control group: A test of the Empathizing-Systemizing theory of ASD - The researcher wants to find out about the systemizing abilities of individuals. The researcher also wants to evaluate whether systemizing abilities, that is, ones abilities to predict and control the behavior of something that receives an input and delivers an output in a rule-governed way (i.e.: a system), differ in individuals depending on their gender and clinical diagnosis.
Computer Adaptive Testing of Adaptive Behavior in Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder - The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences of primary caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
A Survey on Online Dating for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders - The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences of primary caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The Family Experiences with Autism Spectrum Disorders (FEASD) Scale - The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences of primary caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Research Study for Boys with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Teens Needed - An MRI research study to compare the brains of adolescents boys ages 13 to 17 with ASDs, with the brains of healthy typically developing boys.
Sexual Citizenship on the Autism Spectrum - Recruiting participants for a study on sexuality in the lives of Autistic adults living in the US. Participants receive a $25 gift card after completing a brief online survey and online interview.
Sociomoral Thinking and the Transition to Adulthood - Young adults aged 18-27 and diagnosed with a high functioning autism spectrum disorder are invited to participate in a research study examining sociomoral thinking and the transition to adulthood.
Stakeholders' Project on Neuropsychological Report Writing - Patient and Family Survey - The goal is to understand how neuropsychologists can improve our report formats to make them maximally useful to patients, families, and physicians.
Measuring Autism Potential: Research on Autism and Developmental Disorders - Wwe 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.
The VIP Project: Videos of Important People - Researchers at Boston University are looking for teens ages 12-17 with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to test a new social intervention. Teens will make videos of their friendships for 3 weeks and meet weekly with our research staff for a total of 7 weeks.
Identifying Factors Impacting the Informal Education Learning Experience for Young Autistic Students - Phase one of this three-phase research study aims to collect as many perspectives as possible based on three questions relating to the learning experience, via on-line bulletin walls.
Asperger and High Functioning Autism Employment Study - We are asking if you would like to participate in a research study. This study is for adults 18 years and older, who have a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome (AS) or high functioning autism (HFA), and have had at least one paid job.
Targeted Pharmacologic Interventions for Autism - A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Atomoxetine in Children and Adolescents with Autism
A study to assess the role of a gluten free-casein free diet in the dietary management of autism associated gastrointestinal disorders - 14-week study that requires between 5-9 office visits. To take part in this research study, your child would need to follow the GFCF diet for 12 weeks. A dietitian will be available to teach you and your child about the GFCF diet.
Risk and Protective Factors Predicting Emotionality and Emotional Intelligence among Adolescent Siblings of Individuals with and without Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - This study examines how parent and child factors interact to predict positive outcomes for typically-developing siblings of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Autism, Asperger's, and Roleplaying - We are researching the habits, attitudes, experiences, and behavior of Autistic roleplayers compared to the habits, attitudes, experiences, and behavior of non-Autistic roleplayers.
Family patterns in diagnosis of children with ASD - Gain a better understanding of the factors that influence the timing of diagnoses in individuals with autism spectrum conditions.
Focus of Attention - Seeking typically developing children (ages 3-8), and children and adolescents (ages 7-21) who "over-focus," with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, or Down syndrome.
Foundations of Learning in Children with and without Developmental Disabilities - a research study whose purpose is to develop and/or improve on educational procedures for individuals with developmental disabilities.
A Look into the Lived Experiences of College Students with Aspergers Disorder - Josh Lafortune of Antioch University New England wishes to interview college students with Aspergers to learn about their experiences in middle school and high school.
Exploring Neurotypical-Asperger Romantic Relationships - Dr Lisa Abel & Dr Rebekah Doley from Bond University (Australia) are conducting research into the relationship experiences of both partners within neurotypical – Asperger relationship dyads. Specifically, the aim of the research is to investigate the extent to which each partner perceives there to be a match between their expectations about how relationships function and the reality of their own relationship.
Research on Aspergers Disorder - The research involves completing an on-line survey on the characteristics of children who have Asperger's Disorder or High Functioning Autism. Participants will be paid.
Siblings of Youth with an ASD - Researcher at Boston University want to understand the experiences of siblings during adolescence. We are looking for siblings between the ages of 10-17. We will lend siblings a video camera for 2 weeks to document their experiences.
TMS studies in Children with ASD - The purpose of this study is to investigate brain plasticity in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Novel Intervention Study - You and your child are invited to participate in a research study that examines how novel play interventions help children with autism spectrum disorders.
MEG/EEG/MRI and Psychophysics Study of Developmental Disorders - Healthy Children and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Ages 6 to 14 Needed for Research Studies at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The Ability of Autistic Children to Detect Social Emotions - We are studying how children and adolescents ith Autism Spectrum Disorders perceive social emotions in others. We are specifically interested in knowing how this ability might be different in children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder as compared to typical children.
BILD-Brain Imaging Language Development - Researchers at MIT and Boston University are looking for children and teens to participate in a study about language.
"Been There. Done That. Try This!" - The first book in the Aspie Mentor series by Anita Lesko.
Making Sense of Behavior - We seek participants who are (a) age 18 or older (b) their own guardians, and (c) have previously been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participation takes 30 minutes. $15 compensation.
Emotional Face Processing - We are currently conducting a study in 5 and 12 year olds with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders or Asperger’s syndrome to examine the ability to process emotions in faces and to identify eye movements and brain activity associated with this ability.
Parental Experiences Having Child With Autism - For my senior Developmental Psychology thesis at Bates College I am looking at the experiences of parents of children with autism, primarily in terms of their search and selection of a school for their child.
Transition process for high school students with autism - How successful was the high school transition process for your child? What worked well? What was missing? For my research on Massachusetts public schools’ transition process for students with autism I want to interview families whose children left high school 1-4 years ago.
Siblings with Special Needs Relationship Study - Students at the Yorktown High School Science Research Program would like to invite those that have a child with special needs as well as a non disabled child to be involved in their new study.