Clinical Trials Office

3 to 25 Year Olds with Developmental Delays Needed for Research Study

Why are we doing this research?

Cincinnati Children’s is conducting a research study, sometimes known as a clinical trial or clinical study, to establish a way to help develop targeted treatments for autism spectrum disorders. This may also help predict the early diagnosis and severity of autism.

Who can participate?

Children, teens and adults 3 to 25 years old who:

  • Have an IQ of less than 90 (IQ testing will be done as part of the study screening)
  • Have been on a stable dose of psychotropic drugs

What will happen in the study?

You or your child will take part in this research study for about 1 day and complete 1 study visit.

During the study, you or your child will be complete some tests and procedures, including:

  • Review of medical and medication history
  • Tests for IQ and eye tracking
  • Blood draw from participant and a parent, legal guardian, relative or consenting adult

If you are interested in participating, or having your child participate, you will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.

What are the good things that can happen from this research?

You or your child may not receive a direct medical benefit from participating in this study. However, the information learned from this study may benefit other patients with autism spectrum disorders in the future.

What are the bad things that can happen from this research?

If interested in participating, you, as either a participant or parent of a participant, will be given a consent form that explains all of the details of the study.  The form covers all of the procedures, risks, benefits, pay, whom to contact with questions or concerns and more.  A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.  

Will you/your child be paid to be in this research study?

Participants will receive $30 for their time and travel.

Who should I contact for more information?

autism@cchmc.org  

513-636-0523

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Division of Child Psychiatry

3333 Burnet Ave., MLC 4002

Cincinnati, OH  45229-3039

Study Doctor:

Craig Erickson, MD

Division of Child Psychiatry

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center