Duke Autism HERO Study

You know your child is super. We can make them a Research Superhero!

We invite autistic kids ages 4-7 yrs. to be a part of the Duke Autism HERO study. Parents, your child could help us learn more about the overlap between autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and anxiety. What we learn could help us better tailor support for all autistic children in the future.

  • Participants receive an in-person evaluation at the Duke Center for Autism at no cost.
  • Children and their parents or caregivers will play together! The child gets to watch some short movies and play fun games with our research team!
  • Parents or caregivers will complete online questionnaires and an interview about their child.

Throughout it all, we will be here to answer questions parents or caregivers have along the way!

To thank your child for participating and to celebrate the incredible “superpowers” we all know they have, all Duke Autism HERO participants receive an official "Duke Research Superhero" certificate to take home to show their friends, family, and teachers!

  • Parents are compensated for their time.
  • Only 2-3 in-person visits are needed, plus 1 parent interview that can be done virtually.

We invite you to partner with us on research that makes the world a better place. Become a real Research Superhero!

For more information, please email autismresearch@dm.duke.edu

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Children ages 4-7 years who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Enrollment status
In Progress
Saturday, January 1, 2022 to Saturday, December 31, 2022