Join a Study

The study is being conducted by a research team at innovation Research and Training (iRT) and is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

The purpose of the project is to develop an online mindfulness education program for adolescents with 22q11DS to promote the use of healthy coping strategies and learn how to effectively regulate one’s emotions and behaviors.

What will my child be asked to do?

  • Interact with and review the online mindfulness program.

  • Answer a few questions on whether he or she liked the content and appearance of the program.

  • Answer a few background questions (e.g., age).

Where will the study take place?

  • The study will be done online with the use of web video conferencing technology.

  • The study can be completed in your own home on a computer.

How long will the study take?

  • Participation will take up to two hours.

  • Participation is voluntary and participants can stop at any time. All responses will be kept confidential.

Will my child get anything for participating in the study?

Your child will receive $35 for participating in the study.

How do I sign up my child?

If interested in being part of the study, please contact: Liz Reeder (Research Assistant) or Alison Parker (Research Scientist) at iRT at by phone (919-493-7700) or email ( or