All Recruiting Studies

For more information on any of the studies listed below, or to make a referral, please call (212) 263-2481 or email For general information read, Q&A About Research Participation. Click here to view research studies that are NOT currently recruiting.

Autism Spectrum Disorders | Healthy Controls | Temper Outburst Study 

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Brain Study on High-Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome
This study is for adults between the ages of 18 and 55 who have a diagnosis (or a suspected diagnosis) of an autism spectrum disorder. The study will include a no-cost diagnostic and cognitive assessment, as well as a brain scan at an NYU imaging facility. To learn more about this study, please contact Kritika at 646-754-5184 or Participants receive a written report that summarizes the evaluation. Compensation is provided. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Brain Study of Children Between 2-5 with Known or Suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder
This study is for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years who have symptoms of autism spectrum disorders, such as poor communication skills and unusual repetitive interests.
No-cost assessment includes an evaluation of the child's general abilities and behavior. Compensation is provided. To know more about this study, please contact Hallie at 646-754-5181 or 

Recruiting Children Ages 6-17 with and without High-functioning Autism or Asperger's
Children between the ages of 6 and 17 with high functioning autism or Asperger's, as well as control participants (typically developing children without high functioning autism or Asperger's), are being recruited for a study on brain function. No-cost evaluations are provided. For more information, please contact Emma at 646-754-5186 or

Healthy Controls

Recruiting Typically Developing Children and Teens Ages 2-17
Children and teenagers between the ages of 2-17 with typical development are being recruited for a study on brain function. No-cost evaluations are provided. For more information, please contact Abby at 646-754-5181.

Temper Outburst Study

Evaluation of Children with Temper Outbursts
The Child Study Center is currently conducting a brain imaging study of children with temper outbursts that are difficult to control.  If your child has these types of difficulties, and is between five and nine years old, he or she may qualify for this research study.  The study provides a free evaluation and summary report.  Participation is voluntary and compensation is provided. Please email or leave a message at 646-754-5172 for more information.