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Research Volunteers Needed

The Irish Autism Registry Pilot Study

Summary: The Irish Autism Registry was set up by a collaboration of researchers from Trinity College and NUI Galway. Our aim is to gather clinical information and other relevant data so that we may compile a database of information relating to the experience of parents caring for children with autism. The data we gather for the registry will be critical in developing services in Ireland and will also provide avenues for further research.

Recruitment:If you are a parent of a child with autism in Kildare or Wicklow we would love to hear from you.

Contact Information
Email: irishautismregistry@gmail.com
Phone: 01-8962144
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Irelandarb/
Website: www.iarb.ie/

Working Memory in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Summary: We are investigating the relationship between working memory and social communication in adolescents with ASD. Participation in the study includes the opportunity to complete an intensive computerised treatment that aims to improve working memory. This is a neuroimaging study, so in addition to pen-and-paper tasks, participants will have MRI scan at the beginning and again at the end of the study. Our study runs over six weeks. Participants will earn a small fee and receive a picture of their brain.

Recruitment: Currently we are recruiting persons between 11 to 18 years of age (although we will be giving priority to individuals 14 to 18 years old) who have a diagnosis of ASD and average language and IQ.

Contact information:
Email: chouinab@tcd.ie
Phone: 085 833 4160
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AutismTCD/

Depressive Symptoms in Adolescence

Summary: The goal of this project is to learn more about the ways in which young people cope with challenges in adolescence. We would like to see how a young person’s ability to cope relates to their risk of developing depression. Participants will complete a set of assessments and questionnaires and take part in an MRI scan. The MRI scan lets us take pictures of the brain that show us both the structure of the brain and which parts are most active while a person is performing a task.

Recruitment: We are seeking female volunteers aged between 13 and 25 years with and without feelings of sadness and irritability to take part in this study.

Contact information:
Email: immalab@tcd.ie
Phone: 085 833 4160
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AutismTCD/
Website: https://immalab.wordpress.com/participate/

 


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