Research Studies and Clinical Trials for Adults with Autism

Research Studies and Clinical Trials for Adults with Autism

Young Adults

Rush University Medical Center

Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment, & Services (AARTS) Center
1645 W. Jackson Blvd, Suite 603
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-0819

Provides diagnostic assessments and medication management for autism spectrum disorders and other psychiatric conditions for individuals from early childhood through adults.


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.

Contact: Lana Roth, LCSW
1747 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
Cook County
Phone: (312) 413-4624
Email: 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
Cost: No fee. Patients will be compensated accordingly for each of the studies completed.
Up to one-month wait.


University of Illinois at Chicago - The Simons Simplex Collection 

Institute for Juvenile Research
Department of Psychiatry
Contact: Lana Roth, LCSW
1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 155
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (312) 413-4624
Cook County
Email: autism@psych.uic.edu

This project is designed to identify genetic risk factors for autism. Goal: search will lead to a better understanding of autism and to new effective therapies. Eligible families: one or more siblings with autism spectrum disorder and both biological parents must be willing to participate. Experts will conduct a free, comprehensive evaluation of your child. Most study components, including a blood draw, will be conducted in friendly and supportive clinics. The study questionnaires can be completed in your home.

Age eligibility: 4 and up.
No wait list.


University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Juvenile Research 

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder
1747 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
Cook County
Phone: (312) 413-9061

UIC is now recruiting children and adults for a research study to test how well an investigational medication works to treat symptoms assiciated with autism spectrum disorder.

Study Information: 22-week research study comparing the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication and placebo (sugar pills); all evaluations are conducted and study medication is provided at no cost to the participants; families who participate will be reimbursed for their travel expenses; under the direction of Dr. Edwin Cook and Dr. Fedra Najjar.

Age eligibility: 5-21


University of Illinois at Chicago 

Are you a social entrepreneur with an intellectual disability? Do you have a business, microenterprise, or non-profit?
Contact: Kate Caldwell
Phone: (312) 996-4711
Email: kcaldw3@uic.edu

Where and when? Interviews will be held in Chicago this October. You will be able to choose the date and place that works best for you. There will be two interviews. Each interview will last one hour. You can participate if you have a intellectual disability, live in the Chicago area and are self-employed, have a business or nonprofit. For more information and to learn more about the project and ask questions, come to El Valor, 1924 W. 21st St., Chicago, IL 60608, on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.

Age eligibility: 18-64
Cost: no cost to participants


University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychology 

Contact: Magen Rooney, PI: Jennifer Wiley
Email: uiccoglab@gmail.com

Participants wanted: Adults with Asperger's are needed for research examining differences in attentional profiles.

Participants will take part in one- to two-hour sessions in their laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Age eligibility: 18-24
Cost: You will be compensated $20/hour for your participation.

Adults

Rush University Medical Center

Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment & Services (AARTS) Center
1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 603
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-0819

The Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment, & Services (AARTS) Center at Rush is a supportive program with unparalleled expertise in diagnosing and treating individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


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.

Contact: Lana Roth, LCSW
1747 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
Cook County
Phone: (312) 413-4624
Email: 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
Cost: No fee. Patients will be compensated accordingly for each of the studies completed.
Up to one-month wait.


University of Illinois at Chicago - The Simons Simplex Collection 

Institute for Juvenile Research
Department of Psychiatry
Contact: Lana Roth, LCSW
1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 155
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (312) 413-4624
Cook County
Email: autism@psych.uic.edu

This project is designed to identify genetic risk factors for autism. Goal: search will lead to a better understanding of autism and to new effective therapies. Eligible families: one or more siblings with autism spectrum disorder and both biological parents must be willing to participate. Experts will conduct a free, comprehensive evaluation of your child. Most study components, including a blood draw, will be conducted in friendly and supportive clinics. The study questionnaires can be completed in your home.

Age eligibility: 4 and up.
No wait list.


University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Juvenile Research 

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder
1747 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
Cook County
Phone: (312) 413-9061

UIC is now recruiting children and adults for a research study to test how well an investigational medication works to treat symptoms assiciated with autism spectrum disorder.

Study Information: 22-week research study comparing the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication and placebo (sugar pills); all evaluations are conducted and study medication is provided at no cost to the participants; families who participate will be reimbursed for their travel expenses; under the direction of Dr. Edwin Cook and Dr. Fedra Najjar.

Age eligibility: 5-21


University of Illinois at Chicago 

Are you a social entrepreneur with an intellectual disability? Do you have a business, microenterprise, or non-profit?
Contact: Kate Caldwell
Phone: (312) 996-4711
Email: kcaldw3@uic.edu

Where and when? Interviews will be held in Chicago this October. You will be able to choose the date and place that works best for you. There will be two interviews. Each interview will last one hour. You can participate if you have a intellectual disability, live in the Chicago area and are self-employed, have a business or nonprofit. For more information and to learn more about the project and ask questions, come to El Valor, 1924 W. 21st St., Chicago, IL 60608, on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.

Age eligibility: 18-64
Cost: no cost to participants


University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychology 

Contact: Magen Rooney
PI: Jennifer Wiley
Email: uiccoglab@gmail.com

Participants wanted: Adults with Asperger's are needed for research examining differences in attentional profiles.

Participants will take part in one- to two-hour sessions in their laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Age eligibility: 18-24
Cost: You will be compensated $20/hour for your participation.