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Learn about active studies for human research related to autism and neurodevelopment at the University of South Carolina!

Recruiting Studies

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 studying how brain development supports and influences behavior across a person's lifespan.  They are currently recruiting neurodiverse people of all genders, ages, and ethnicities! 

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.


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