Autism Spectrum Disorder Study
Join an NKI treatment research study aimed at finding better treatments for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Available Study Partner
13 - 35 Years Old
Eligibility Requirements
About our research study:
The purpose of this study is to see if an investigational medication is effective for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

Qualified participants may receive all study-required medication and medical care at no cost.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?

Our study aims to evaluate and understand the effectiveness of an oral investigational medication for teens and adults with autism spectrum disorder.

Is this study for me?
You may be able to participate if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder
  • Are between 13 to 35 years old
  • Live with a caregiver or spend time with a caregiver on a regular basis
What will happen if I participate in study?
Eligible participants will be randomly assigned to receive the investigational medication or placebo. All study participants will take their assigned study medication twice a day for 12 weeks. Study participants will be asked to attend 7-8 study clinic visits for health exams and tests.

Caregivers will be asked to attend study clinic visits with the participant, as well as regularly monitor the participant's symptoms and answer questions about the participant.

During some study clinic visits, participants will look at a computer monitor and be asked to do a few simple activities.

Total participation in this study will last approximately 14-18 weeks.
Will I be paid for being in a study?
Adult participants will be compensated $81 per visit. Study partners will be compensated $100 per visit. Travel assistance may be available.
Will it cost me anything to participate in a research study?
There is no cost for you to participate in a research study.
How does the investigational medication work?
The investigational medication increases levels of the body's naturally produced endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids may play a role in how people navigate the social world around them.