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FLASH study

The purpose of this project is to adapt and confirm a tool is effective for measuring change in communication for young children on the autism spectrum.

Age & Gender

  • 12 months ~ 60 months
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)
  • Extended hours (M-F, early morning or evening)
  • Weekend hours, if needed
  • In-home visits available


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

At each visit, you will do a brief play-based activity with your child. At some visits, your child will participate in developmental assessments and/or play-based activities with a researcher. You may be asked to complete questionnaires before or after visits.


$100 for initial with additional compensation for other study activities, Assessment information about your child if child is diagnosed as part of study

In-person visits:
Phone or online visits:
Total length of participation:
2 weeks to 1 year (varies)

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • Your child has a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of autism
  • Your child is under 5 years of age

Not eligible if:

  • Your child is over 5 years of age

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Visit Study Website

Primary Visit Location

Suite D-12
Carr Mill Mall
200 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro, NC 27510, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Brian Boyd
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Study Type

Behavioral or Social

Study Topics

Parents of Children
Language and Speech

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