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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 CARRstudy@seattlechildrens.org 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 wonder@seattlechildrens.org, (206) 884-WNDR or through the Wonder Contact form here.

SPARK – Register Now for Autism Research

Seattle Children’s Autism Center is partnered with the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) to create the nation’s largest online autism study. We want to speed up research and advance our understanding of autism to help improve lives.

  • Individuals with autism (including adults), biological parents and siblings are encouraged to participate.
    Registration is easy and can be done entirely online.
  • Participants provide a saliva sample using a collection kit shipped to their home, complete surveys, and may be invited to participate in other studies that are relevant to them.
  • Participants will receive a gift card code, valued at up to $50, once they’ve completed registration and returned samples.
  • Thank you to Seattle Children’s Autism Center for your support of SPARK. 3738 patients at SCAC are participants in SPARK. 23 providers have helped refer participants to SPARK.

www.SPARKforAutism.org/UW

Free Webinar – Educational Advocacy During COVID-19

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on school programming and academic planning this year. We have heard from many families that school is their #1 stressor right now, during what is an already overwhelming time for society. Read full post »

SPARK – Autism Research

Seattle Children’s Autism Center is partnered with the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) to create the nation’s largest online autism study. We want to speed up research and advance our understanding of autism to help improve lives. Read full post »