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Genetics and Behavioral Research Study

What are the goals of this research study?

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Children’s National Hospital, George Washington University, Children’s National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), and Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN) are studying the relationship between genes and key cognitive and behavioral features in youth with and without autism.

Who can be part of this research study?

Children and young adults (ages 13-21) who are developing typically and two of their biological first degree relatives (parents and siblings) may be eligible to participate.

What will participants be asked to do?

You will be asked to provide a genetic sample (either saliva or a cheek swab) during an in-person clinical or research visit. You and your parents will also be asked to complete some activities and questionnaires.

What are the benefits of taking part in this research study?

You will receive $10 per genetic sample, (up to $30 per family) and $40 per family for completing the activities and questionnaires. The results of this study may provide information that could help create individualized treatment and support for children and young adults in the future.

How can you participate?

If you have questions or would like to join the research study, contact: 

Chelsea Armour
Clinical Research Coordinator
Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology
Children’s National Hospital
Phone: 301-765-5449
Email: aarmour@childrensnational.org

View our study flyer.