Developmental Behavioral Research

CAT (Coaching Children with Anxiety and Autism through Telehealth) is a free, telehealth therapy study for children with ASD and anxiety.
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CHARM (Charleston Resiliency Monitoring) Study is a longitudinal study to understand risk and resiliency in children and teens. CHARM is currently recruiting families with 3rd, 6th, and 9th graders.
Learn more about CHARM.

ESCAPE (Education and Safety for Children with Autism to Prevent Elopement) is a free study evaluating elopement prevention kits for children with autism spectrum disorder who exhibit potentially dangerous behaviors such as dashing or wandering away from safe settings.
Learn more about ESCAPE.

SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge) SPARK is an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States. Sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), SPARK will collect information and DNA for genetic analysis from 50,000 individuals with autism — and their families — to advance our understanding of this condition and speed up the discovery of supports and treatments. Individuals of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder, PDD-NOS, Asperger’s Disorder, or Autism are welcome to join.
Learn more about SPARK.

Tele-PCIT is a free, telehealth intervention study for young children with a developmental diagnosis (ex. speech delay, autism or at-risk for ASD, ADHD, global developmental delay, etc.) and challenging behaviors.
Learn more about Tele-PCIT