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Research Study Opportunity

Recruiting Participants for the Congenital Cytomegalovirus, Hearing Loss, and Autism Retrospective Study – No in-person appointments necessary to participate!

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Participate in Research on Telehealth and In-Person Services

Recruiting Parents for the Parents Perceptions of Engagement in Telehealth and In-Person Services (PPE TIPS) Survey

Researchers at Seattle Children’s are looking for caregivers of 3 to 14 year old children with a neurodevelopmental disability (such as but not limited to ASD; ADHD; Down’s syndrome, intellectual disability; speech; Read full post »

SPARK Online Autism Research Study

SPARK is an online autism research study that aims to make new discoveries and advance the understanding of autism. With over 275,000 participants, SPARK is now the largest study of autism ever. But in order to advance discoveries in autism for all individuals and families, we need everyone to join. And to find answers for you, we need to understand what makes you unique. Read full post »

The CARR Study – Impact of COVID-19 On Emotional Health

CARR Study (COVID-Associated Risk and Resilience)

Researchers at Seattle Children’s want to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on the emotional health of children and teens. This research study is for kids and parents.

Research is always voluntary!

This study might be a good fit for you if your child or teen is between 8 and 14 years old, and has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, or none of these.

If you decide to take part in the research study, you and your child would fill out online surveys every 6 months for 2 years. Surveys focus on children’s feelings and behaviors, and on the ways COVID-19 might affect them.

Families who take part can choose to enter drawings for gift cards to thank them for their time.

 To take part in the CARR research study or for more information, please contact our study team at or by phone at 206-884-8256.

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Research Opportunity – WONDER Study

Welcome to our series on research. We continue with information about the WONDER study.

Seattle Children’s researchers want to better understand social brain development in infants during the first three years of life. Drs. Fred Shic and Sara Jane Webb, Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, are the coinvestigators of this study.

Who can join the study? Families with an infant under the age of 14 months with an older biological sibling (whole or half) with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and who use English as a primary language.

What will the study involve? Over the course of 3 years, there will be 4-5 in-person study visits at our West 8th research lab in Seattle. During the visits, researchers will record brain activity and eye movement while showing your child pictures and videos and engage your child in play-based activities to monitor their development. Feedback about your child’s performance on developmental assessments will be provided. One caregiver will be asked to complete questionnaires around the same time as the study visits, and 3-4 phone interviews over the course of the study.

How long will it take? Study visits will vary in length from 1- 2 ½ hours. Phone interviews and questionnaires will last approximately 1-2 hours. Appointments will be scheduled at a time that works well for your family.

What is the compensation? Families may receive up to $410-$425 by the end of the study for completing all the study activities. Children will receive a small toy at each visit. Parking validation is provided.

Interested of have questions? Contact the study team at, (206) 884-WNDR or through the Wonder Contact form here.