Current Research


Attention Training for Listening in Autism Study (ATLAS)

Study Focus: Exploring how young adults with ASD can improve auditory attentional abilities through use of a novel video game

Recruiting: Adolescents with an Autism Diagnosis, ages 13 – 22 years; not currently recruiting due to COVID-19.

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DURING COVID-19, ATLAS has created a new remote study for caregivers of individuals with ASD.

Study Focus: Interviewing caregivers of individuals with ASD to learn how sensory sensitivities may impact their children’s transition to adulthood

Recruiting: Caregivers of young adults (16-25 years) with ASD and sensory sensitivities.

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Predicting and Optimizing Language Outcomes (POLO)

Study Focus: Understanding the difference between: a) children with ASD who start with language delays but make gains during early school years, and b) children with ASD who remain minimally verbal.

Recruiting: Children ages 3 1/2 – 7 years with or without Autism Spectrum Disorder OR children or young adults who have already participated in any other CARE study, any age; not currently recruiting due to COVID-19.

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DURING COVID-19, POLO has created a new remote study for children ages 3 to 8 with ASD who have challenges with language and speech.

Study Focus: POLO-R seeks to understand the relationship between motor skills and language development in children with ASD, and improve long-term language outcomes for children with ASD who have speech delays.

Recruiting: Families with children ages 3 to 8 years old with ASD who have challenges with language and speech.

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Social Play Research On Understanding Treatment Expectations (SPROUT)

Study Focus: Investigating changes in expressive language and social communication in children with ASD over the course of the play-based intervention, JASPER.

Recruiting: Young children with ASD 18 months to 5 years of age; not currently recruiting due to COVID-19.

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Training Early Social Language in Children with Autism (TESLA)

Study Focus: Investigating how targeted interventions in key early skills can lead to advances in social language and changes in the brain

This project is no longer recruiting.

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Infant Screening Project (ISP)

Study Focus: Identifying risk markers for autism spectrum disorders and/or communication difficulties across early development.

This project is no longer recruiting.

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Autism Study of Bulgarian Children’s Communication (ABC)

Study Focus: Identifying the methods of communication that best facilitate children’s development

This project is no longer recruiting.

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