Participant age range: 3
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone number: 404-785-7600
Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) consume a limited or selective diet. This study will evaluate whether a new parent training manual can assist caregivers in expanding their child’s dietary variety and reduce problem behaviors during meals.
As part of the study, you and your child will come to Marcus Autism Center for two initial visits. These visits will include meal observations to evaluate your child’s mealtime behavior. Children with autism who are eligible for the study will be randomly assigned to start MEAL plan right away or receive intervention after completing an active control condition.
The MEAL plan involves a 1.5 hour group session once a week for 10 consecutive weeks. Next, children in both groups will come to Marcus Autism Center once a month for follow up assessments for two months after treatment.
Children will receive assistance with their feeding concerns. Caregivers in both groups will receive $20 for each of the 4 assessment visits, for a total amount of up to $100.
Your child may be eligible if he or she:
For more details, call Joelle Pettus at 404-785-9939 or email at email@example.com and say that you are interested in the Autism MEAL plan study.
Principal investigator: William Sharp, Ph.D. and Lindsey Burrell, Ph.D.
Avi Gates, an active, independent 3-year-old, does not have autism. But for two years, she was a participant in an autism research study aimed at changing the very nature of the disease. Learn why Avi's parent's chose to participate in autism research.
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