Studies Currently Looking for Participants
The Shriver Center conducts an extensive program of research on the causes, treatment, and prevention of intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as understanding typical development. Thus, we are always looking for children and adults with and without disabilities to participate in our research programs.
Below is a list of studies currently recruiting participants with links to a description of each one. If you would like general information about the process of getting involved in one of our research studies and what to expect as a participant, follow this link to a brochure on Research at the E.K. Shriver Center.
Kids Appetite and Attention (KAppA) Study – children with ADHD and typically developing children, ages 6-11 years
The Detection Study - children ages 8-12
Foundations of Learning - typically developing children and adolescents (ages 5-10), and those with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, & Down syndrome (ages of 5-22)
Look Who's Talking! - children and adolescents aged 8-17 with autism spectrum disorders, and typically developing peers of the same ages
Express Yourself- children and adolescents aged 10-17 with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing peers of the same ages
Focus of Attention - typically developing children (ages 3-9), and children and adolescents (ages 7-21) with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, or Down syndrome