Siblings needed for research study: Why are boys more likely to have an autism spectrum disorder?
  • Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Autism Research Institute are investigating whether the reason why boys are more affected than girls is related to differences in intestinal bacteria. We are seeking families to participate in this study who have boy and girl siblings with autism. These families will be mailed stool kits with instructions and will be asked to collect samples. A brief medical history will be taken. For additional information, please contact Harland Winter, MD at or call 617-724-2004.

Inflammatory Subtype: Biomarkers
  • Dr. Harumi Jyonouchi is conducting research to characterize a previously unidentified inflammatory subtype of autism to improve autism treatment options. Individuals aged 1-30 years with autism and also typically developing individuals are invited to participate Contact the Study Investigators at

Learn more Experiences of Children and Teens with ASD
  • This is a study that will compare how children ages 11-18 with and without autism experience the world around them.

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Adults: Survey takers needed
  • If you or a person you care for is on the autism spectrum and is 50 years of age or older, we would appreciate it if you could complete the online form.

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The Hartwell Foundation Kids First Subtype Survey.
  • Survey questions are simple, focused on basic behavioral and medical information and can be completed in about 10 minutes. Results will be shared confidentially with all survey participants.

    The collected data will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to begin classification of ASD, and as new categories are identified, the effort will expand to more sophisticated requests for information.

    For additional information, please visit the research study website and when asked, enter ARI as your referral code

Resiliency Program for Parents of Children with ASD
  • Massachusetts General Hospital’s Parental Stress Study is offering a video-conferencing program to teach resiliency to parents who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The program will be 8 weeks long, and meet once a week for 1.5 hours. Please contact the study investigators if you have any questions.

Openings for a study on treating gut problems in adults with autism.
  • To study a new treatment to reduce gut and stomach problems in adults with autism. For additional information, please visit the research study website.

Parent-Training Program Study
  • Dr. Lauren Moskowitz, a frequent ARI webinar presenter on challenging behaviors and anxiety, is seeking participants in a research study on the effectiveness of a group parent-training program for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD). Parents in the New York City or Long Island area are invited to participate. Learn more or contact the Study Investigators at

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