Behavioral and Therapy Studies

Participate in Research


Sleep Concerns

The Behavior Analysis Research Clinic (BARC) at the University of Florida is evaluating sleep patterns and problem behavior in children. Required that the child not co-sleep. Preferred that the child attends a clinic for ABA therapy, but not required. All sleep analyses conducted in the home.

Increasing Cooperation of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Dental Procedures

Does your child have problem behavior at the dentist’s office, such as crying, self-injury, or aggression? Does your child have a hard time cooperating with routine dental procedures? Are you interested in increasing your child’s cooperation at the dentist’s office? Dr. Iser DeLeon and Izzy Schieber are recruiting participants for studies to teach children with developmental disabilities to cooperate with dental procedures. purpose of the study is to help children cooperate during dental exams through an in-home, caregiver-led intervention and clinical procedures when needed.

OASIS Family Therapy

The OASIS (Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills)Caregiver Training Program is a program that teaches behavior management skills to parents of young children with challenging behavior. This is not designed to be a direct intervention solely for the child, but instead it is designed to teach parents or caregivers more effective ways to interact with their children

Aging Well with ASD

Aging, or getting older, might change someone’s brain function, motor skills, health condition, or how they feel about their life. This NIH funded study (1R21AG065621-01A1) is currently seeking autistic adult participants. By understanding aging in autistic adults, in the future we might be able to help autistic adults stay healthier longer.

PEDI-PRO Application

This study is trying to design a new self-report assessment software for kids, teens, and young adults (ages 14-22) with developmental disabilities, ASD, Cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. Teens and young adults can use the self-report software to report how they do everyday activities at home, school, work and the community.

Social Skills and Autism

If you or your child exhibit difficulties with social skills and would like to learn strategies to make improvements in this area, consider enrolling in our study!
Individuals diagnosed with autism often exhibit difficulties with day-to-day social interactions that could have a profound impact on their life.
The purpose of the current investigation is to identify possible social skill difficulties you or your child exhibit and to teach strategies to make improvements in these areas using various positive reinforcement-based procedures.

Problem Behaviors and Autism

If your child exhibits mild to moderate problem behavior and you would like us to evaluate the function of everyday consequences of that behavior, consider enrolling in our study!
Individuals diagnosed with autism often exhibit problem behavior that is disruptive to themselves and others.

The purpose of the current investigation is to evaluate the function of common, everyday consequences of the problem behaviors of children with ASD.

Teeth Grinding in ASD

The Behavior Analysis Research Clinic is evaluating assessment and treatment strategies for teeth grinding while awake. Must engage in teeth grinding while awake

Cooperation with Medical Procedures

The Behavior Analysis Research Clinic is currently conducting a study designed to evaluate the most effective ways to increase cooperation with medical procedures such as immunization shots or blood draws in individuals with autism or other neurodevelopmental disorders. 
Must have a history of restraint, problem behavior, or noncompliance in the context of medical procedures.
Must be able to attend weekly or biweekly appointments at UF CAN. 

Virtual Reality Environments

Help us invent the future of virtual reality for people with autism by participating in our focus group study. You may be eligible to participate if you are an English-speaking adult and have autism, care for a person with autism, or provide services for people with autism. Compensation is provided. Contact the study team below.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders

Additional Research Opportunities

New research studies are being added weekly from researchers around the area. Stay up-to-date with the UF CARD research page.