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Official Website:MIT/Northeastern Research Study for Kids
Location:Vassar St., Cambridge, MA, 02139
Dates:Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Cost:Free see below
Category:Science & Technology

Can your active child help scientists understand autism?
Researchers at MIT and Northeastern University are studying how children interact with moving objects.

Using fun activities like sports and video games, we hope to learn about cognitive and motor processes that may be different in autism.

Who can participate?
Children 7-12 years old can participate.

Children who are
-Were born full term
-Have no history of seizures
-Are native speakers of English
-Can speak in complete sentences

Whatís involved?
Children visit our lab to play engaging games and complete cognitive, social, and movement tasks.

The study involves one, two, or three research visits that last 2-4 hours each.

Children stay with their caregiver during the visit, take breaks as needed, and receive special prizes.

Scheduling is flexible to fit your familyís availability, including weekends.

Participating Families Receive:
∑ Between $50-80 in Amazon gift cards per research visit (depending on length of visits)
∑ A small toy/gift for each child
∑ Free parking

Letís Get Moving!

For more information, contact:
Annie Cardinaux, Project Coordinator
Or visit: autismresearch.mit.edu


9am-6pm any day of the week, including school vacations. We will schedule times according to your family's availability.


We compensate your child in Amazon gift cards for participation in our research study. Most children earn between $50-150 (in total) for their participation. Amounts vary depending on visit length and study needs at the time your child participates.


Vassar St., Cambridge, MA, 02139 map

One visit will take place on the MIT campus, near the Mass Ave. bridge and Kendall Square T stop. A second visit (if your child is eligible) will take place on the Northeastern visit, next to the Northeastern Green line T stop. We provide free parking at both sites. A detailed confirmation e-mail will provide exact location and directions.


  • If you haven't participated in research studies before, that's ok! Feel free to call us to find out more.
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