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The Virginia Tech Autism Clinic & Center for Autism Research (VTCAR) is recruiting for a study for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and behavioral difficulties.  

WHAT: We are offering a free month of telehealth support via a mobile application for parents of children with ASD and behavioral difficulties, and we are investigating the feasibility of using this application. Families will be randomly assigned to a one-session telehealth consultation with the enhancement of a mobile application over the course of 28 days or the one-session telehealth consultation with access to a mobile application with behavioral management resources over the course of 28 days.

WHO: The research study aims to adapt a behavior consultation mobile application to improve telehealth support for parents of children with ASD (from ages 3-13 years) in need of behavioral support.

WHERE:  All sessions will be conducted via HIPAA-compliant Zoom.

CONTACT: Contact Angela Dahiya at or call us at (540) 315-3273 if you are interested in joining the study or would like more information. Parental permission and informed consent is required for participation. 

This secure registry is open to individuals of any age and families who may be impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder.  By completing the online consent form and demographic survey, our researchers will be able to contact you about upcoming intervention studies and/or clinical services that may pertain to you or your child, and you can also sign up to receive information about local autism events.

If you or anyone you know is interested in being contacted about autism related studies or local events at Virginia Tech, please share this information and complete this consent and survey:

This study, conducted by the VT Child Study Center, is interested in the treatment of specific phobias for children and adolescents (ages 7-16) with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants can earn up to $300 when they complete the full treatment and follow-up sessions. Please contact our clinicians at (540) 231-8276 or email if you would like more information.