Autism/Autism Spectrum

Midwest Research Group/St. Charles Psychiatric Associates is conducting a clinical trial of medications for children, ages 5 to 17, who are diagnosed with autism.

This study focuses on the core symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders, such as social skills and communication issues. The study is testing an investigational medicine that might block a brain receptor thought to play a part in stress, anxiety and aggression.  The study will look at how safe and effective the investigational medication is at improving social behavior and communication. This study lasts 39 weeks. Participants in this study may receive study medication or placebo, physician consultation, travel expenses and compensation for their time.  No insurance required.

Please visit or call 636-946-8032 and speak with Nicole or text 636-486-1930 and complete a short form.
Midwest Research Group     4801 Weldon Spring Parkway #300     St. Charles, MO 63304

John Constantino, MD, at Washington University is conducting a study to identify genetic factors leading to autism, specifically for African-American children. The study also investigates barriers African-American families encounter in seeking an autism diagnosis and services for their children.

We are looking for African-American families and bi-racial African-American families with at least one child diagnosed with or suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder and one biological parent willing to participate. We will also invite African-American toddlers between the ages of 15 to 30 months with no known history of a developmental delay to participate.

Participation is expected to last one to three visits (approximately 12-18 hours total). Some families may be invited back for an 18-month follow-up visit. Financial compensation is provided. 

For more information, please contact Anna Abbacchi 314-286-0552.

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is conducting a study to develop ways of tracking the early stages of human social development in young children, including those aspects of development that relate to the causes of Autism Spectrum Disorders. You may qualify if you:

  • Are age 18 to 48 months
  • Have been diagnosed with or are suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Participation will last from the time of consent and enrollment until the 48 month milestone is complete. Financial compensation is provided.

For more information, please contact Erika Mortenson at 314-362-5988 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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