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California State University Fullerton
Center for Autism Applied Developmental Core

Current Research Studies

Autism Emotion & the Family Study

Description: This study, funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NIH/NICHD), examines how children’s biologically-based emotional patterns predict strengths and challenges in everyday functioning, and what caregivers can do to help.

Participants: Children between the ages of 6 and 10 who have been diagnosed with ASD.

Status: Currently recruiting. Click on the flyer to the right for more information.

Participation Involves: A parent-child laboratory visit at CSUF, and parent completion of questionnaires.

Compensation to Families: Families will receive $50 for their time.

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Children with Typical Development

Description: This study examines emotion regulation and social skills in children without ASD in order to help us to better understand findings from our work with children with ASD.

Participants: Children between the ages of 4 and 10 who have NOT been diagnosed with ASD or a neurodevelopmental disorder, and who are not siblings of a child with ASD.

Status: Currently recruiting. Click on the flyer to the right.

Participation Involves: A parent-child laboratory visit at CSUF, and parent completion of questionnaires.

Compensation to Families: Families will receive $30 for their time and a small toy for the child.

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Oral Health in Children with ASD

(Investigator: Dr. Rachel Fenning)

Description: The CSUF Center for Autism is collaborating with the UCI-CHOC-Chapman Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders on a federally funded project aimed at improving oral health care in children with ASD. Recruitment information will be posted shortly.