Along with our research partners at Quadrant Biosciences and Autism Speaks, we are looking for children who present signs of being on the autism spectrum to participate in a research study aimed at helping reduce the time it takes for a child to receive a diagnosis. The average age of diagnosis is between 4 and 7 years old, but your child could help reduce this time for other children in the future.
Who can participate?
We are recruiting children 18 through 83 months old who have been evaluated for autism spectrum disorder within the past 6 months, are on a waitlist for an evaluation, or are currently being assessed for autism.
- Have feeding tube dependence
- Have active periodontal disease
- Have confounding neurological condition (e.g. cerebral palsy, epilepsy)
- Have sensory impairments (e.g. blindness or deafness)
- Have acute illnesses (e.g. upper respiratory infection)
- Be currently on antibiotics
- Have taken antibiotics within the previous 30 days
- Be wards of the state
What is involved?
The study will use a non-invasive saliva swab administered by caregivers or study staff. It takes less than a minute to complete. Once the saliva sample is collected, there will be a few short surveys to fill out. Participants may complete 1-3 swabs as part of the study.
What will participants receive?
Families are compensated $25 for each saliva collection with accompanying surveys.
Sign up now
If you would like to enroll your children in this study or have additional questions – please email Ava Shivar or call 404-785-9360.