Current Research and Opportunities to Participate

The CAN Lab is currently running several studies related to neurodevelopment and is recruiting participants of all ages. We are currently seeking participants with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tic Disorder, OCD, ADHD, as well as those without a neurodevelopmental disorder. 

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Below is a list of our current studies. Click the links provided to learn more about each.


AuRoRa Borealis (Ages 15-45)

This is a clinical research study focused on social and communication difficulties and restricted and repetitive behaviors. 

CBIT + TMS (Ages 12-21)

The purpose of this study is to test a new treatment approach for people ages 12-21 with tics. Participants will be randomly assigned to either "real" TMS or "fake" TMS. All participants will receive CBIT regardless of which TMS they receive. 

CICADAS (Ages 11-18) 

The purpose of this study is to evaluate three delivery methods of a mobile treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder.  All three groups will engage in weekly 1-hour group sessions to enhance social skills and engage with a mobile app.

Cog-Web (Ages 8+)  

The purpose of this study is to learn more about cognitive and behavioral development via web-based computer tasks and questionnaires. 

Development & Family Engagement Survey (Ages 17-36 months)

The purpose of this survey is to learn more about development in children ages 17-36 months. Parents who choose to take part will be asked to complete an online survey about their child and their development, and earn a Gift Card. 

MiNT (Ages 7-17)

The goal of this study is to use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify individual-specific brain networks in children with neuropsychiatric illnesses.

SPARK (All Ages)

We are working to advance our understanding of autism by collecting DNA and information through surveys from 50,000 people with autism and their families.

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