Participate in Research
Learn about active studies for human research related to autism and neurodevelopment
at the University of South Carolina!
Autism and Family Lab
Dr. Robert Hock is recruiting for his randomized controlled trial of Autism Parent
Navigators, a prevention program for co-caregivers that targets both parent and child
health. Your child may be eligible if: They were diagnosed with ASD within the last
12 months, they are between 18-mos and 8 yrs, and parenting responsibilities are shared
by another adult who lives in the same home.
Brain Research Across Development (B-RAD) Lab
Dr. Caitlin Hudac is investigating social attention in children. Your child may be
eligible if: They are 10-14 years of age with or without a known neurodevelopmental
or psychiatric disorder.
Community-Oriented Lab for Autism and Behavioral Interventions (COLAB)
Dr. Sarah Edmunds is recruiting families with toddlers for a study about emotion regulation.
Your child may be eligible if: They are 2-5 years of age, have an ASD diagnosis, some
developmental concerns with no diagnosis, or no developmental concerns.
Developmental Dynamics Lab
Dr. Liz Will is recruiting infants to learn about development and communication. Your
child may be eligible if: They have Down syndrome and are 12-months old or younger.
Early Social Development (ESD) Lab
Dr. Jessica Bradshaw is recruiting infants between the ages of 0-36 months to participate
in multiple studies. Check out their website for more details!
Family Experiences Lab
Dr. Jessica Klusek is recruiting for multiple studies investigating the fragile X
premutation and autism. Participants include carriers of the fragile X premutation,
mothers of autistic individuals, mothers of infants without developmental concerns,
and youth with fragile X syndrome. Check out their website for more details!
Neurodevelopmental Disorders (NDD) Lab
Dr. Jane Roberts is recruiting infants to study infant development. Your infant may
be eligible if: They have no developmental concerns and are 6-months of age or younger,
or if they have fragile X Syndrome or the fragile X premutation and are 12-months
of age or younger.