Current Projects


College Students on the Spectrum

College Students on the Spectrum is currently recruiting adults  on the autism spectrum that are currently attending or have attended in the past a four-year college or university.   We are looking for ways to better support those with ASD in achieving their goal of completing a bachelor’s degree in their chosen field.   Participants do not need to have finished a degree, only to have attended a four-year college or university for at least 1 semester.  Participants will earn $50 for their time and effort by participating in this focus group.   If you or someone you know qualifies for this study and you are interested in participating, please let us know by calling 574-631-5729 or emailing

Career Academy Robotics (CAR Club)

Car Club- The CAR Club is an after school club that will be meeting on Mondays from 5:00-6:15 at Career Academy South Bend.  We are currently enrolling adolescents who will be in 7th-9th grade during the 2016-2017 academic year at Career Academy South Bend, who may find a robotics club interesting and helpful.  This club is designed to decrease social anxiety and improve social and vocational skills.  The club is fun, and at the same time, conducive to learning important academic and collaborative skills.  Participants will be assigned to participate in either the fall or spring semester.  Your child will receive a $30 gift card for his/her participation.  If you are interested in finding out more please call us at 631-5729 or email us at

Communication and Family Relations Project

*Opportunity in South Bend, Goshen and Ft. Wayne, Indiana*

Communication and Family Relations Project. The Communication and Family Relations Project is currently recruiting participants for a new program that focuses on the unique strengths and challenges faced by families that include a child with an intellectual or developmental disability.  We are looking for couples who are married or cohabitating, with a typically developing adolescent between the ages of 11 – 17 and a child  with any type of intellectual or developmental disability (including ASD) who resides in the home.  Families will be asked to visit one of our locations between 5 and 7 times over the course of a year to complete questionnaires, have discussions as a family, and receive research-based information about family communication and relationships. Visits will last between 1 and 2.5 hours each, and families can receive as much as $295 for their participation in the project. For more information, please call us at (574) 631-5729or email us at

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***If you do not qualify for any of these studies, but are still interested in participating in future research, feel free to contact us at We will put you in our database and contact you with future studies that might interest you.