Mothers Study – Autism and Fragile X
This study is focused on understanding the life experiences of mothers who have a child diagnosed with fragile X syndrome or autism. The overarching goal is to understand how normal variation in language and cognitive features may be associated with the FMR1 gene, a gene that is involved in both fragile X syndrome and autism. The results of this study will help us understand the experiences of mothers who are parenting a child with fragile X syndrome or autism, with the goal of informing the development of family-centered supports.
This study is funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders.
Who can participate?
- – Mothers of children with fragile X syndrome
- – Mothers of autistic children
- – Mothers of typically developing children
What does the study involve?
Virtual or in-person participation options are available. In either format, participation will involve filling out some questionnaires prior to your appointment (~ 45 minutes) and completing in an assessment (~3.5 hours). You will be asked to:
- – Answer some questions about cognitive, language, and social styles
- – Provide a genetic sample (cheek swab) to allow us to index FMR1 gene variation
What is the compensation?
You will receive $80 for completing study activities.
Can you share the results?
If requested, we can share genetic testing results and provide a brief report summarizing performance on standardized assessments.
How can I get more information?
Interested in learning more? Reach out to us at SCFamilyStudy@gmail.com or (803) 576-7359.