Research Studies and Clinical Trials for Adults with Autism

Research Studies and Clinical Trials for Adults with Autism

Young Adults

Rush University Medical Center

Register for SPARK 
Norma_Calderon@rush.edu
312-563-7611

The goal of SPARK is to accelerate autism research in order to gain a better understanding of causes and treatments for autism. By building a community of tens of thousands of individuals with autism and their biological family members who provide behavioral and genetic data, SPARK will be the largest autism research study to date.  As part of a family’s participation in SPARK, we ask that participants register and complete a few questionnaires online, and provide a saliva sample using a saliva collection kit that will be shipped directly to their home or in the clinic. You can also learn more about SPARK or sign up by visiting www.SPARKforAutism.org/rush --- the individual with autism can earn up to $50 dollars once saliva samples are received.  


University of Illinois at Chicago 

Kate Caldwell
(312) 996-4711
lkcaldw3@uic.edu
You chose a date and location in Chicago area.

This research is part of a project looking at social entrepreneurship as a pathway to employment for people with disabilities in Chicago. As part of our research, we are particularly interested in including the voices of social entrepreneurs with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Compensated $30 for participation.

You can participate if you: have an intellectual or developmental disability; live in the Chicago area; and have a business or non-profit.


University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Juvenile Research 

The Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) is conducting research to better understand and diagnose: autism, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorders.

Lana Roth, LCSW
1747 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-4624
autism@psych.uic.edu

Eligible participants may receive neuropsychological and socio-communicative assessments, diagnostic interviews, neurological examination, medication management services and blood draw.  The overall goal of this study is to learn about the genetic influences and neurobiological substrates of autism and other autism spectrum disorders. In addition, they are studying the relationship of genes to medication response. Age eligibility: 5-30. No fee. Patients will be compensated accordingly for each of the studies completed.

Adults

Rush University Medical Center

Register for SPARK 
Norma_Calderon@rush.edu
312-563-7611

The goal of SPARK is to accelerate autism research in order to gain a better understanding of causes and treatments for autism. By building a community of tens of thousands of individuals with autism and their biological family members who provide behavioral and genetic data, SPARK will be the largest autism research study to date.  As part of a family’s participation in SPARK, we ask that participants register and complete a few questionnaires online, and provide a saliva sample using a saliva collection kit that will be shipped directly to their home or in the clinic. You can also learn more about SPARK or sign up by visiting www.SPARKforAutism.org/rush --- the individual with autism can earn up to $50 dollars once saliva samples are received.  


University of Illinois at Chicago 

Kate Caldwell
(312) 996-4711
lkcaldw3@uic.edu
You chose a date and location in Chicago area.

This research is part of a project looking at social entrepreneurship as a pathway to employment for people with disabilities in Chicago. As part of our research, we are particularly interested in including the voices of social entrepreneurs with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Compensated $30 for participation.

You can participate if you: have an intellectual or developmental disability; live in the Chicago area; and have a business or non-profit.


University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Juvenile Research 

The Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) is conducting research to better understand and diagnose: autism, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorders.

Lana Roth, LCSW
1747 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-4624
autism@psych.uic.edu

Eligible participants may receive neuropsychological and socio-communicative assessments, diagnostic interviews, neurological examination, medication management services and blood draw.  The overall goal of this study is to learn about the genetic influences and neurobiological substrates of autism and other autism spectrum disorders. In addition, they are studying the relationship of genes to medication response. Age eligibility: 5-30. No fee. Patients will be compensated accordingly for each of the studies completed.