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Current Research Studies

Developing supports to address mental health needs of autistic students in postsecondary education

  • Recruiting autistic students and their parents/guardians for a semester-long research study to evaluate a self-guided intervention designed to support the emotional well-being of autistic students enrolled in Postsecondary Education (PSE).
  • Students must be 18+,  accepted to or enrolled in PSE and have a previous diagnosis of ASD.
  • Students can receive up to $253 for their participation.
  • Parents/guardians can receive up to $40.

Interested in learning more? Please see this flyer for more information or complete our interest survey here (a member of the study team will contact you soon!)

Interoceptive mechanisms supporting emotional deficits in autism spectrum disorder

  • Recruiting adults (18-30) with a diagnoses of ASD who meet the following criterea for a one-time, in-person visit:
    • No history of cardiovascular disease
    • Not currently under any pharmalogical treatment
    • normal or corrected-to-normal vision
  • Participants will complete questionnaires and be asked to complete some tasks while being attached to sensors
  • Participation is $10/hr (visit is 1h15m). Rutgers students will have the opportunity to recieve SONA course credits

Interested in learning more? Please look at this flyer for more information, and email cjj64@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Evaluation of a brief, telehealth intervention to support emotional distress of autistic adults during covid-19

  • Recruiting adults (18+) with a diagnoses of ASD and an IOS or Android compatible smartphone
  • Multiple telehealth visits to:
    • Complete Questionnaires
    • Create an Emotional Support Plan
    • Weekly check-in visits
    • 1 follow-up visit
  • Participants may also complete check-ins via a smartphone app up to 4 times per day for 8 weeks
  • Opportunity to recieve up to $160 for participation, $280 if participating in daily check-ins

Interested in learning more? Please look at this flyer for more information, and complete our interest survey here.

VALIDATION OF THE AUTISM DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW - THIRD EDITION

  • Recruiting adults (18+) seeking a diagnosis of ASD or with a previous diagnosis of ASD 
  • Must have a parent or caregiver willing to participate
  • Multiple visits:
    • For adult participant to complete questionnaires and complete a 2-3 hour assessment
    • For the adult's parent or caregiver to complete questionnaires and complete two 2-4 hour interviews
    • For a 1-hour feedback session to review test results
  • Families can receive $75 for participation along with a brief written summary of test results. 

Interested in learning more? Please look at this flyer for more information, and complete our interest survey here.

fMRI study of academic achievement

  • Recruiting adults (18-30 years old) with a diagnosis of ASD
  • Must be right-handed and native English speakers
  • Multiple visits
    • One 3-hour session to complete behavioral testing
    • One 2-hour session to complete an fMRI
    • One 1-hour session to complete behavioral testing
  • Participants can receive up to $120 for participation

Interested in learning more? Please look at this flyer for more information.