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autismMatch is an online registry that can quickly and easily connect interested individuals and families with research opportunities to advance scientists' understanding of ASD and related disorders, such as ADHD, anxiety, 22q deletion syndrome, and others.

Enroll here to be matched with studies tailored to your profile, and help researchers to understand the causes, characteristics, effective interventions, and access to support services for ASD and related disorders.



Research FAQ

Who can enroll in research?


CAR has a number of studies currently enrolling children and adults with or without  ASD  who are interested in helping advance research into autism and related conditions.


Do participants get anything in return?


Many CAR studies offer compensation for participants' time and may include clinically relevant feedback.


What is it like to participate in research?


Read the CHOP Research Institute's Parent's Guide to Research.


What other research can I participate in at CHOP?


See CHOP's Clinical Research Finder.


Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS)

This research study focuses on how the brain develops differently in infants with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared to typically developing children.  The goal of the study is to identify very early brain features that may be characteristic of autism.  This information may help improve methods of early detection and intervention for infants who may be at risk for this disorder.


To do so, this study conducts MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) brain scan of children at risk for autism at around 12 months and again at around 24 months of age.


See the Study Flyer for more information.



Research on Autism and Developmental Disorders (ROADD)

This research study will observe young children ages 2 to 5 to learn more about the differences in social cognition and brain function that may be present in ASD.  We will use newly developed assessment tools like eye tracking and EEG technology to measure social processing and brain activity.


Young children between the ages of 2 years and 5 years of age may enroll. We need children who have been previously diagnosed with an ASD as well as those who seem to be developing typically to take part.  


See the Study Flyer for more information.



Studying How the Brain Responds to Arbaclofen

This study for boys with ASD, aged 14 to 17 is meant to determine whether a single dose of the investigational drug Arbaclofen (STX-209) changes brain activity during a series of problem-solving activities.

To measure brain activity, we use a sort of helmet called magnetoencephalography (MEG), which is non-invasive and senses the brain's magnetic activity. The study involves 4 visits to CHOP.


See the Study Flyer for more information.