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The Autism Semantics Study

A new research study SEEKING CHILDREN with AUTISM/ASD and TYPICALLY DEVELOPING children.


Study Goal:

To learn how children & teenagers with autism/ASD understand the meanings and associations of sights, sounds, and names of things in the world around us.

Who Can Participate?

6–17-year-old children with autism/ASD or typical development.

What will the study involve?

For children: psychological testing including IQ & vocabulary tests and other tests involving pictures, words, and sounds.

For parents: phone call screening questions

How long will it take?

Two visits of about 2–3 hours each, plus phone calls at the start of the study.

What is the compensation?

$50 gift certificate for the child for study completion and reimbursement for parking for each visit.

This study is conducted at the UW Center on Human Development and Disabilities.

To learn more and to see if your child is eligible, call our research coordinator at 206-616-2889 or by email at

Informational flyer available here

Dr. Kyle Steinman, MD, MAS
Medical Director | UW Autism Center
Assistant Professor | Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Raphael Bernier, PhD
UW Autism Center
Associate Professor | Psychiatry, Educational Psychology, and Psychology

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