FAMILIES OF YOUNG CHILDREN WITH AUTISM Needed for Health and Development Study!

Study Overview

Researchers at Purdue University are looking for families with children, 12-60 months of age, who have been diagnosed with Autism, to take part in a study to help evaluate the impact of environment, genetics, and nutrition on children's health and development.
Participation is done entirely from the comfort of your own home.
The purpose of this study is to partner with families, like you, to collect information about health and development from their homes.  We will use that information to look for patterns that will help us understand how biology and environment work together to make us each unique.

Study Description

Who is Eligible to Participate
  • Families with children ages 12-60 months who are diagnosed with autism
  • Caregiver must be 18 years of age or older and legal guardian of child
  • English speaking
  • Must be living in Indiana
What Participation Involves:
All study activities are conducted remotely with virtual support from our research team.  All materials will be mailed to and from families with prepaid shipping materials.
Study activities involve both children and caregivers and may include:
  • POcKIT Collection: Families will be mailed a home-based collection kit to provide biological and environmental samples. Families will collect saliva samples from their child and each parent, soil and water from their homes, and a stool sample, toenails, and a baby tooth from their child.
  • Online Parent Surveys: Families will complete a set of online forms that tell us about your child and family.
  • Phone Survey: Families will complete a brief phone interview about their child’s development.
  • Telehealth Clinical Assessment: A researcher will interact with families in real time during a telehealth-based session.
  • Families will receive $60-$100 in Amazon gift cards (depending on which activities are selected) and a brief report on their child's participation

Additional Information

**IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY, please submit your information using the provided form below.

*You may also reach out to the study team directly by contacting Anita at POCKIT@PURDUE.EDU

Study Title: Purdue Omnityping Kit for Individualized Testing (POcKIT Study)

  • IRB Number: 2021-15 ASD (PURDUE)
  • Research Study Identifier: TX11436
  • Principal Investigator: Bridgette Kelleher

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