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For Parents

SVNDL runs a number of infant and child studies, including research studies involving children with developmental disabilities (e.g. ASD, ADHD). 

If you are potentially interested in having your child participate in one of our research studies, please contact us at A researcher should respond within a day or two to provide more information about our lab. 

Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common questions interested parents may have. 

Center for Infant Studies

SVNDL is part of the Center for Infant Studies, a research consortium cmoprised of three labs at Stanford University, that study child development from infancy into early childhood. Studies/labs that are part of CFIS investigate various components of child development, including language and speech, vision, cognition, and reading. For more information about CFIS, and a link to sign up to be contacted for more information / include your child in our database for studies click HERE.

Studies for Children with Developmental Disabilities

While information about studies conducted by SVNDL with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Absence Epilepsy, etc. can be received by emailing our general lab email (, you can also send a message to the study-specific email for our most current clinical study at