Current Research Studies

Volunteers Needed for Autism Research Study

Researchers at the Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism are developing a survey designed to measure context events for problem behavior.  Context events are situations that trigger problem behavior, or put people in a bad mood causing problem behavior later on.

Participants in this study will be parents or adult family members of children with an autism spectrum disorder or mental retardation who display problem behavior.  We would like you and another adult family member to participate in this study by completing a survey about your child’s problem behavior.

Your participation will help us develop an instrument that can be a useful tool for designing interventions that reduce problem behavior and help facilitate success for individuals with developmental disabilities.

In addition, after completing the survey, participants will be invited to a small group presentation to discuss the results of the survey and what may help in reducing the problem behaviors in the future.

For more information, contact Linda Spritzer at the Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism at 516-802-8608or by e-mail.

Pitch Recognition in Autistic Spectrum Disorders

We are conducting a research study of musical pitch or sound perception in families with children who have Autistic Spectrum Disorders at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Participation is conducted by mail, the Internet and over the telephone. You do not need to have any prior musical training to participate in this study.

If you are interested in more information please contact Elena Kowalsky, the study coordinator, toll free at 1-888-897-3098 or by e-mail.

Or you can write to:  
Peter K. Gregersen, M.D., Director, Center For Genomics and Human Genetics
North Shore-LIJ Research Institute, North Shore-LIJ Health System
350 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030

If the above links will not open for you or if you would like more information in general about the research studies going on at the Center Please do not hesitate to contact the research staff (Linda Spritzer at LSPRITZ@NSHS.EDU/516-802-8608 or Georgianna Reilly at GREILLY@NSHS.EDU/ 516-802-8686). We would be happy to send you any information or talk to you further.

Last Update

November 10, 2009
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