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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.


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.

Researchers from the Early Childhood, Multilingual and Special Education Department at University of Nevada Las Vegas are seeking parents and other caregivers of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are interested in participating in a research study.

About the study

Parents receive training and coaching (via videoconference) on picture-based communication with their children at home, then they and their child will be recorded implementing the picture-based communication.

Time commitment

Parents will spend a total of 10-12 hours over the course of ten weeks and children will spend an estimated 2.5-3 hours on the study.

Participant criteria

Participating parents must have a child who is between the ages of 3 and 5, has an educational and/or medical diagnosis of ASD and is not using picture exchange communication system (PECS) to make requests in the home environment

  • Parents must have access to WiFi and a device capable of video-conferencing
  • Be able to speak, read, and write in English  

Learn more and sign up for the study online. Please contact Kendra Antill or Jenna Weglarz-Ward with any questions.