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REACH App Study

The Thompson Center is welcoming participants to a new research study for children between 12 and 36 months of age. This new study is called the REACH (Research in Early Identification of Autism in CHildren) App Study and its goal is to test the effectiveness of an iPhone-based screening tool for identifying children with autism.

Children do not need an autism diagnosis to participate. The study consists of 45 minutes at the Thompson Center during which the child will sit on the caregiver’s lap and view a series of short, engaging videos. The study will pay $25 for participation.

If you are interested in participating, please contact the Thompson Center research core at or call 573-882-1481. Download a study flyer here or complete the online study screener here.