Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Studies related to Intellectual and developmental disabilities

Current as of 4/20/2014

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Overview

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Brain Imaging Study of Adults with Down Syndrome

    Looking for:

    Adults with Down syndrome between 30 and 75 years old

    Compensation:

    $20/hour for study tasks.

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Can Peg Pal (BMN 165) help Adults With PKU ?

    Looking for:

    Adults over 16 to 70 with PKU

    Compensation:

    $50 per week and reimbursement for travel

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Does your child like to play computer games?

    Looking for:

    Children 6 to 18 with or without an autism spectrum disorder who

    are likely to be comfortable working on a computer for 2 hours

    can verbally respond to a task

    have normal or corrected to normal vision and hearing

    Compensation:

    $10 gift card per hour of study completed

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Help us learn more about the lower rates of autism in Hispanic children Ayúdenos a averiguar por qué, en comparación con otros, hay menos niños hispanos con autismo

    Looking for:

    Families whose first language is Spanish and who have a child diagnosed with Autism.

    Padres cuyos primer idioma es el español que tienen un hijo/a con el autismo.

    Compensation:

    See description for details. Ver descripción para más detalles.

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KIDTalk: Is your child with autism having trouble talking?

    Looking for:

    4½ to 8½ year old children with autism spectrum disorder who have made limited progress in spontaneous expressive language after at least 1 year of intervention.

    Compensation:

    Assessments of language and cognitive skills and evidence-based communication intervention at the child’s school at no cost to you.

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KIDTalk: Is your child with autism having trouble talking?

    Looking for:

    4½ to 8½ year old children with autism spectrum disorder who have made limited progress in spontaneous expressive language after at least 1 year of intervention.

    Compensation:

    Assessments of language and cognitive skills and evidence-based communication intervention at the child’s school at no cost to you.

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Learning from Tennessee Families Impacted by Disability: A Statewide Survey

    Looking for:

    Tennessee parents and caregivers with a son or daughter with intellectual disability, autism, or other developmental disabilities

    Compensation:

    We will randomly select 50 parents to receive a $25 gift card for participating.

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Medication for Weight Gain in Children and Teens with ASD

    Looking for:

    Children age 6– 17 with an autism spectrum disorder who are taking an atypical antipsychotic like Risperidone (risperidol), Zyprexa (Olanzapine) and have gained unwanted weight.

    Compensation:

    Evaluations, study visits, and study drug are provided at no cost. At least $35/visit to the family.

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Medication study for adult males with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Looking for:

    Males ages 18-45 with diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Must be verbal.

    Compensation:

    $50 per site visit

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Strengths and Social Connections of Siblings with and without Developmental Disabilities

    Looking for:

    Siblings between 18 and 30 years old who have a brother or sister with autism or an intellectual disability.

    Compensation:

    Enter a drawing to win 1 of 20 $25 gift certificates.

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Study of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with and without GI problems

    Looking for:

    Children age 6-18 with autism spectrum disorders with and without GI problems.

    Compensation:

    $25

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Survey on Development in Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome

    Looking for:

    Parents of children with Down syndrome between 5 and 30 years old

    Compensation:

    We are grateful to all who agree to participate.

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Survey on Television Habits of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Looking for:

    Parents of children 2 to 16 years old with an autism spectrum disorder

    Compensation:

    Information about what we discover will be shared with you.

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Trajectories of Phenotypic behavior in Persons with Prader-Willi Syndrome

    Looking for:

    Individuals with PWS, ages 4 years and up

    Compensation:

    yes, call for details

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Williams Syndrome Research: A whole person approach

    Looking for:

    Persons with Williams Syndrome

    Compensation:

    varies

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