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Research studies using Internet training

Ball State University is conducting two research studies that use the Internet to provide parents and caregivers with training in evidence-based strategies. Project 1: Web-Based Training to Improve Compliance with Parent/Child Interactions. Project 2: Web-Based Training to Increase Parental Empowerment. Click here for more information or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Texas Woman's University Study of Parents' Cultural Perceptions

This research, conducted by Texas Woman's University, is to study parents' cultural perceptions and level of trust in individuals of different cultures and how it can affect the parents' decision to accept a diagnosis and/or mental health services for their child. Click here to participate. If you have questions, contact Andrea Wierzchowski at 903.229.2302.

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Medication Effects on Social Behavior

The University of Minnesota FIND Network is conducting a study for adult males between the ages of 18 to 45 with autism spectrum disorder. Participants must speak English and have a caregiver who is willing to come to some of the study visits. This study is to investigate how a new medication effects social behavior and communication. The study lasts up to 24 weeks and participants will be compensated for their participation. Please call us at 612.625.8448 or e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information. You can also see if you might qualify by going to http://www.vanillaautismstudy.com

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Vulnerability of Individuals with ASD to Naive Involvement in Criminal Activity

Researchers at Flinders University in Australia invite individuals with autism aged 18 years or older to participate in an online study. The aim of this project is to understand whether features that may be present in individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder influence their understanding of social situations and appropriate behavior.

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Facial Recognition Study

Dr. Albert Yonas with the Yonas Visual Perception Lab at the University of Minnesota, is dedicated to understanding and helping people, especially children, who suffer from prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness.

Dr. Yonas has designed a study that aims to better understand the differences in facial recognition and processing between children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and children without Autism Spectrum Disorder. We hope that by learning more we will be able to design intervention methods that help eliminate the differences.  

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