Further Autism Research. Join Our Study!
Join a compensated study aimed at improving the early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Parents who are expecting/have a newborn and have a child with autism may qualify.
Have A Child With
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Have OR Expecting a Baby
Key Study Information
About this research study:
You can help us identify autism symptoms earlier in life!
Our research is focused on understanding development in babies who have an older sibling with autism. In the future, our research may help with early identification of autism and provide opportunities for early intervention.

We will study your baby's brain activity when your baby is 6, 12, and 24 months old by doing MRI scans during natural sleep as well as developmental assessments. Remote visits and language recordings will help us gather more information about your little one. Consider joining us and helping to further research on autism identification in infants!
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Researchers hope to better understand how babies develop in the first year of life to help create new ways for early detection of autism.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are currently pregnant OR have an infant less than 6 months old
  • You have an older child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
What will happen if I participate in the study?
If you choose to participate in the study, the following visits will occur for you and your children.

For your family, the study involves:
  • Travel to your region’s site when your infant is 6, 12, and 24 months old. Each visit includes developmental assessments and an MRI scan during natural sleep.
  • Receive $450-475 compensation and reimbursement for travel expenses for each in-person visit.
  • Complete remote visits with questionnaires and a phone interview at 9 and 18 months old with $50 in compensation.
  • Complete language recordings at 6, 12, and 18 months.

Study is conducted in Seattle, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Chapel Hill, NC, and Philadelphia.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
To thank you for your participation, you will receive $450-475 compensation and reimbursement for travel expenses for each in-person visit and a $50 gift card for remote visits.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research program.