Teen Development in Youth With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder

Pubertal development contributes to significant physical, psychological, hormonal, and social changes. Our goal is to examine stress and arousal across pubertal development in children with and without ASD to identify potential risk factors, treatment targets, and therapeutic strategies.

Participant Criteria
Boys and girls ages 10 to 13 years with or without autism. Also girls ages 10 to 13 who have a sibling with autism.


  • $20 and a letter with test results per completed visit

Visit Requirements

  • Psychological testing and exam, 2-3 hours
  • Social interaction and social evaluation, 2-3 hours
  • Follow-up assessments 1 time a year for a total time commitment of 4 years.

Contact Us:

  • senselab@vumc.org
  • (615) 322-4132
  • (615) 513-9562

Download study information: Teen Development Flier