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Without Autism

You (or a parent/guardian if under 18 years old) will need to sign and return a consent form to our office. Please click on the button below to download the proper consent form or contact us at or 1-866-647-3436 for additional information.

Once we receive the form in our office a staff member will telephone you to conduct a simple screening interview that will take approximately 15 minutes.

What we are Studying


We are studying how individuals with autism think and are searching for the existence of possible genetic markers associated with autism spectrum disorders

We are accepting individuals without autism:

  • Adult males ages 40- 70  years
  • Infants ages 2-22 months, who are not yet speaking in complete sentences and live within two hours of the University of Pittsburgh. These infants must have an older sibling without an autism spectrum diagnosis.  Parents interested in these studies should contact us for enrollment information.


       Adult without autism Form          Adobe Reader Download (PDF Files)


    How we Conduct the Research

    • Computer Tests
    • Cognitive and Neuropsychological Tests
    • Family History Interview
    • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans
    • Medical History
    • Pencil/Paper Tests

    Benefits to You

    • You will be compensated for your time

    • Compensation will vary depending on the studies you complete

    • Your contribution can help enhance the lives of those with autism and their families

    If you are eligible for the entire study, all testing can be completed in 2 days. Participants can complete portions of the testing at their convenience. The study will not pay for traveling expenses for participants without autism. Participants should be local or willing to pay for expenses.


Webster Hall, Suite 300, 3811 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 • Toll Free 1-866-647-3436 • Phone 412-246-5485 • Fax 412-246-5470

All Inquiries including Dr. Minshew:
2006 CeFAR at the University of Pittsburgh • Site last updated September, 2012