Haring Center

Research Participation Opportunities

You can be an essential part of the Haring Center’s cutting-edge research. Faculty, staff and students at the University of Washington College of Education are often seeking study participants to inform their research. The following opportunities for participation are actively recruiting.

Opportunities for Families and Children:

Reading Development Project

The Reading Development Project seeks to increase our understanding of how children with developmental disabilities, like autism or intellectual disability, develop reading and language skills over time. This project also hopes to capture how reading instruction is provided in schools and what factors predict reading success as students grow, to support educators in their instruction with the goal of coaching all students to be successful readers.

  • Research Type: Virtual assessment and, beginning in autumn 2021, once yearly data collection for 3 years. Total time commitment of 1-2 hours per year
  • Researcher: Roxanne Hudson, Carly Roberts and Liz Sanders
  • Closing Date: June 30, 2021
  • Recruiting:
    • Students in grades K-2 with a developmental disability, including Autism, Down syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Delay and Multiple Disabilities
  • Compensation: Yearly assessment reports in reading and language plus an annual $50 gift card

Opportunities for Schools and Professionals:

Please check back for future opportunities for schools and professionals to participate in our research!