The goal of the study is seek characterize different scales to measure repetitive and restricted behaviors in different ASD sub-populations over time and also to explore the use of digital bio-markers. The results from this study will inform the planning and setup of future intervention studies in programs aimed to treating restrictive and repetitive behaviors in ASD.

Who can participate?

Individuals with an ASD diagnosis, between the ages of 5 - 45 years old. 

Neurotypical individuals, between the ages of 5-12 years old. 

Study participation includes:

The total duration of the study (from screening to the study completion) for each participant will be approximately 15 weeks. This includes a Screening Visit, Baseline Visit, two Clinical Visits, and two phone calls for checking in. 

At the visit, the participant will need to complete a series of assessments and questionnaires

The participant will be provided with a smartphone. This smartphone has an application designed to  It will be expected of the participant to engage with the smartphone application on a daily basis. The time required by the application should only be 10 to 15 minutes a day. 

The participant and family will be provided with wearable technology. It will be expected of the participant (and family) to wear the technology and for monitoring purposes. 

The caregiver will be expected to do daily reports on the smartphone. These reports should be no more than 5 minutes. 

Participants will receive compensation for each visit. 

For more information, please contact the Jacob Lab Research Team at jacoblab@umn.edu or 612-625-8448.