Overview

Overview

The overarching goal of the autism research program is to improve understanding, education, and treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

By participating in a research program, participants, with their families, can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available and help others by contributing to medical research.

Currently Enrolling Participants

1. Telehealth Delivery of Treatment for Sleep Disturbances in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Do you have a child with an autism spectrum disorder? Do they have sleep problems? Would you like to participate in our current research study?

We are looking for families to participate in our research study of parent training as a tool in treating sleep problems in young children with autism spectrum disorder. This study is designed for parents of preschool age children (ages 2 years to less than 7 years old) with ASD who are also displaying bedtime or sleep problems. The purpose of this study is to determine if our parent training program and parent education program are acceptable and helpful to parents. As part of the study you and your child will be required to complete questionnaires, document sleep habits and attend five sessions all using telehealth technology.

Eligibility

  • Child must be between 2 and less than 7 years of age.
  • Child must have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Child must have bedtime or sleep disturbance.

The possible benefits of participation in this study are the improvement of your child's sleep and bedtime behaviors.

Interested in participating, have questions or want to learn more about this study?

Please contact the research coordinator at [email protected] or 216.448.6392.

2. Comparative Effectiveness of EIBI and Adaptive ABA for Children with Autism

Eligibility

We are looking for children with ASD between the ages of 18 months and 4 years old who are covered by TRICARE insurance.

What will happen?

  • Your child will receive ABA interventions from professionals
  • You may be offered opportunities to learn new strategies for your child
  • We will ask you questions about your child, and you will be paid for filling out forms

Are you interested in this study?

If so, please complete the Comparative Effectiveness of EIBI and Adaptive ABA for Children with Autism study form.

Have questions or want to learn more about this study?

Please contact the research coordinator at [email protected] or 216.448.6392.

3. Measuring Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

We are currently looking for parents and children to participate in an assessment. We will use the information to develop a new measure for sleep problems in children with ASD. The assessment will last for around 3 hours. This research is funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH). Each participant will receive a $100 payment for completing the study assessment.

Eligibility

  • Your child has a diagnosis of ASD.
  • Your child is between the ages of 3-12.
  • Your child has current or a history of sleep related problems.
  • Your child has not started a new medication in the past month.

Interested in participating, have questions or want to learn more about this study?

Please contact the research coordinator at [email protected] or 216.448.6392.

Autism Research Inquiry

Autism Research Inquiry

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Contact Us

For more information on current research programs and clinical trials, please contact us at [email protected]