Research

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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 »

SPARK – Autism Research Study

Seattle Children’s Autism Center invites you to join SPARK, a large autism research study!

Our goal
SPARK seeks to speed up research and improve our understanding of autism. This includes learning what causes autism and how best to treat it. Seattle Children’s and 32 of the nation’s leading medical schools and autism research centers are part of this effort.

What we do
SPARK researchers study genes and information collected from thousands of people with autism and, if possible, their parents. We hope you will join us!

If you’d like to learn more, please complete our virtual SPARK study interest card: SPARK Interest Survey

To join SPARK, please visit: www.SPARKforAutism.org/UW

The V1ADUCT Clinical Trial for Autism Spectrum Disorder

We are currently looking for people to take part in V1ADUCT – a clinical trial that will assess an investigational drug to see if it can help adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) manage certain social and communication challenges a little better.

Adults with autism see, hear and feel the world in a unique way. We don’t want to change this. But sometimes, adults with autism may find certain situations challenging. So we’re developing an investigational drug to assess whether it can help adults with ASD manage certain social and communication challenges a little better.

To learn if the investigational drug works, we’re looking for 350 people to join the V1ADUCT clinical trial. Each one must (among other things):

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Have someone they see and speak to regularly, who is willing and able to be their ‘study partner’

To find out if you are eligible for this study, please visit the V1ADUCT WEBSITE

If you need additional information or answers to any questions about the study, please email Stacy Riffle, Research Coordinator: stacy.riffle@seattlechildrens.org or call: 206-987-7502

Research Opportunity – WONDER Study

Welcome to our series on research. We continue with information about the 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 co-investigators of this study. Read full post »