Saturday, July 9, 2011

NIMH Research Study Looking for Participants

The National Institute of Mental Health is currently recruiting participants for a research study identifying the characteristics of children with autistic disorder (not PDD or Asperger's). NIMH is recruiting children ages 7-17 who have a diagnosis of autism and average-range intellectual functioning.

Children will receive a partial neuropsychological assessment and evaluation of autism symptoms and will complete an MRI and an overnight EEG (requiring an overnight hospitalization). The results of study assessments, including the neuropsychological testing, are shared with families.

Participation in the study is free, and children are compensated for their participation (up to about $400 if they participate in all components of the study).

Interested families can contact principal investigator David Black at 301-435-6205 or