Families of Autistic Children Engaged Together for Support
Have you wanted to participate in assessment and intervention research conducted by faculty and graduate students at Texas A&M University? Now is your chance! You can help by adding your name to the research database. If you or your child appears to be eligible for one of their studies, TAMU will contact you and ask if you would like to participate. Entering your information in the database does not mean that you are consenting to any of the studies. It's only a list for students and researchers to utilize when they are searching for potential candidates.
Current Research Opportunities at TAMU
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication Focus Group- This research team involves a series of single-case studies, meta-analyses, and grant proposals aimed at improving communication outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder. In particular, cutting-edge technologies are investigated, including mobile technologies and augmentative and alternative communication systems. Studies include participants of all ages and abilities and include measures of communication, social, behavior, and academic skills.
- Parent Directed Treatment Project- Parents or caregivers will be instructed in how to improve the communication skills of their own children. Your child will receive communication/behavioral assessments and a communication intervention which will be implemented by you. Sessions will be conducted for approximately 12 to 14 weeks in total for 1-2 hours per session. This will include both group and individualized training.
- We are inviting healthy adults with autism spectrum disorder to participate in a research study examining the relationship between metabolic processes and cognitive functions in autism. The research study involves one screening visit (approx. 2 hours) and a test day (approx. 5 hours), both performed at Research Park. During the study day, you will lie in bed and blood samples will be taken to determine your amino acid profile. Eligible participants will receive a free meal at the end of the test day and compensation up to $95 for is provided for time and effort. If you, your spouse, family or a friend might be interested: Please contact us at 979-422-1789 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Opportunities In USA
- Helping families raising young children with autism spectrum disorder. If you are a parent of a child (ages 3 to 8) who is on the autism spectrum, you may be eligible to participate in a research study called Autism Parent Training Phase II (APT II). This study is being conducted by Nell Caraway (IRIS Educational Media, www.irised.com) and Meme Hieneman, PhD (Positive Behavior Support Applications) and is being funded by a National Institutes of Health grant (#2R44MH102845-02). The study will begin in January 2017. You will receive $150 for full participation. To see if you are eligible and to sign up for the study, please complete a short (about 10 minutes) eligibility questionnaire. If you are not eligible, none of the information you provide will be used. http://iris.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cuNgDGwKe5ZMbBP
- SPARK- Today we simply don’t know enough about autism. SPARK—a landmark autism research project—aims to make important progress possible. SPARK stands for ‘Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge,’ and the mission is simple: we want to speed up research and advance our understanding of autism to help improve lives. If you or your child has a professional diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, learn more about SPARK here.
- Free parent training to military families who have a child with autism. Training details:
- Training is provided via online modules and videoconferencing with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral level
- The curriculum lasts 5-weeks and parents should expect to spend about 30 minutes on independent work and 1 hour with their BCBA-D per week (approximately 7.5 hours total)
- Please note that the project requires the families to fit the following qualifications in order to participate:
- Military affiliated family member (active, guard, or reserves)
- Currently living in Texas but can be located anywhere in Texas
- Have access to technology to video recording interaction between self and child (e.g. video camera, cell phone, tablet)
- Have access to secure internet connection for training modules and uploading videos (e.g. DropBox, EliAdemy)
- Video conferencing technology (e.g. FaceTime, Skype) for face-to-face with BCBA-D trainer
- To register click here.
If you would like to have your study listed on our website, please send your request along with a handout in PDF form to email@example.com