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VTCAR is seeking individuals to participate in a study that will explore how autistic and non-autistic adults collaborate on tasks.  Learn more on the study flyer below. Visit this study webpage to fill out the screener.  Completing all in-person and online tasks will earn you up to $50 cash.  You will also recieve a summary of your cognitive abilities, upon completion of the research study.

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This secure registry is open to autistic individuals of any age and their parents and caregivers.  Completing the online consent form and demographic survey enables our student clinicians to contact you about upcoming clinical service research that you or your family member may enroll in.

The CALMER Lab at the VT Child Study Center is inviting individuals between the ages of 15-25 to participate in an online research study (IRB-22-874) focused on identity development, emotion regulation, and psychological well-being in youth with ASD and/or ADHD, as well as neurotypical controls.

If you choose to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete a brief ~20-minute online survey on your emotions and behaviors. A $10 electronic Amazon gift card will be provided for completing this online survey.

If you would like to learn more about the study or are interested in participating, please contact the CALMER Lab at


Could your teen’s gut microbiome contribute to their struggles with irritability related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), such as aggression, self-injury and severe tantrums? Researchers at Carilion Clinic are working to find out more—and participants are needed. The study may lead to better treatment for irritability associated with ASD in teenagers.  This study seeks to identify the potential benefits, safety, and tolerability of AB-2004 in treating irritability associated with Autism  Spectrum Disorder in adolescent participants age 13 to 17.  

Inclusion criteria includes:
» 13-17 years of age
» Clinically diagnosed and documented ASD
» Stable therapeutic regimen for at least 30 days prior to screening visit
» Not currently using antipsychotic medications

Contact Bryce Lewis, M.S. 540-494-8285 or

Learn more at their website.

Primary Investigator Anita Kablinger, M.D., C.P.I.

This summer, the VT Autism Clinic, Mobile Autism Clinic and Center for Autism Research are studying an autism assessment tool that can be completed online from families’ homes. We need autistic + non-autistic kids to help us learn more about this new tool!

Who: children 1-16 years old + parent/guardian

What: you + your child will complete 1.5-2 hours of play + conversation tasks (+ earn $50)

Where: 1 appointment at home + 1 appointment at our clinic (Blacksburg, VA or Mobile Autism Clinic in Galax/Marion, VA)

When: ASAP / flexible hours

You may request a brief report of the findings and your family will receive up to $50 for your time.


INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?   To see if your  child is eligible to participate, complete this online screener: Screening Consent (

If you have any questions about this Teleassessment study, email JBERTOLLO@VT.EDU or call (540) 251-1698.

VTAC MAC Teleassessment flyer Summer 2023.pdf