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Clinical Trials

We have research studies available for children & adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The purpose of these research studies is to find new medications for individuals with ASD, that are safer and more effective than what is currently on the market.

The investigational medication will be provided at no cost and compensation is provided for time and travel.  No health insurance is required to participate in any of our autism clinical trials.

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Participate in an Autism Research Study

Fill out the contact form below and one of our Recruitment Specialists will contact you within 48 hours with more study information.

You can also call us now at (714) 289-1100.

What is autism?

Autism, or Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in social interaction and communication. The disorder also includes limited and repetitive patterns of behavior. The term "spectrum" in autism spectrum disorder refers to the wide range of symptoms and severity.

People with autism may have:​

  • Difficulty with communication and interaction with other people

  • Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors

  • Symptoms that hurt the person’s ability to function properly in school, work, and other areas of life

Although autism can be a lifelong disorder, treatments and services can improve a person’s symptoms and ability to function. 1

Unsure if your child has Autism?

Call us at (714) 298-1100 for a free phone consultation.

Does my child qualify?

If you answer YES to all of the following questions then your child may qualify for our autism clinical trials.

1. Between the ages of 13 - 35 years old?

2. Has autism?

3. Willing to take study medication?

5. Has a parent/guardian/study partner willing and able to accompany them to all study visits?

Final eligibility is determined during a screening visit at our study site at Orange. During this visit, your child will:

  • Meet with a professional physician, psychiatrist, and/or psychologist and be interviewed about their mental and physical health

  • Review additional information

  • Undergo a physical examination and have their vitals taken

If your child qualifies and decides to participate:

  • A study doctor will closely monitor them, their symptoms, and overall health

  • All study-related medical care and study medication will be provided at no cost

  • Transportation may be provided at no cost, if you and your child need assistance

  • You will sign an Informed Consent Form (ICF), and your child will sign an Assent Form, which outline which procedures they can expect during each visit

  • You will be compensated for each completed visit

*A list of common procedures involved when participating in a clinical trial can be found here.

1 Accessed April 26, 2019.

Contact Us

We can be reached Monday through Friday, 8am - 5:30pm

Abigail C. Parera

Call (714) 289-1100 
Text (714) 559-3198

NRC Research Institute

1010 W. Chapman Ave. 
Orange, CA 92868

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