Autism Research Study

Children ages 18 months to 48 months with an autism diagnosis, developmental delays (i.e. receiving early intervention, special education services, speech services, occupational/physical therapy), or a suspicion of autism are eligible to participate in this study. As a small compensation for your participation, each child will receive a $25 gift card.


At your appointment, your child will participate in a series of play-based activities used in the ADOS-2 and Mullen Scales of Early Learning assessments.  We will also collect a saliva sample through a non-invasive saliva swab on the inside of the cheek. You will complete 2 questionnaires about your child’s medical/demographic history and daily life activities. Please complete the form below if you are interested in participating and a researcher will contact you to complete a brief questionnaire to determine if your child is eligible to participate.