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Families Helping Families!

The Family Health and Development Lab at SMU is excited to partner with the Faces, Autism, and Child Emotion Studies Lab at TCU to  connect families in DFW with the research being conducted at SMU and TCU. Our mission is to increase community involvement in ground-breaking research being conducted in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Research is an important tool for discovering the strengths and challenges families face. The knowledge gained from these research studies is used to help individuals, couples, and families thrive. You can play an important role in this process and help families in your community by volunteering in these research studies. Join our research registries below and we will contact you when studies that you or your family may be eligible for begin recruiting. It's that simple!

Now Recruiting! We are enrolling families in the Couples & Kids with Autism Study. This is a paid research study about the strengths and challenges of families raising a child with autism. Click here to find out more. 


SMU Family Research Registry

The SMU Family Research Registry is open to anyone over the age of 18. You do not have to be married or have children to join. Click below to learn more about this registry and how you can enroll. 

TCU AUtism Research Registry

The TCU Autism Research Registry is open to any individual with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or someone who has a child or family member with a diagnosis. Click below to learn more about this registry and how you can enroll.