24- 42 months
Children, Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD)
You and your child will be scheduled for 3-4 visits during the first year. We will also ask you to return for follow-up visits at timepoints one and two years after your first visit to see how your child has changed over time.
Study visits include: Behavioral & psychological assessments - looking at development, autism symptoms, and language
Medical exam - includes medical history and a brief physical exam
Blood draw - blood samples from child and one or both biological parents
MRI scan during natural sleep (without sedation) - looking at brain structure
EEG (electroencephalogram) - looking at brain activity
Questionnaires - evaluating various aspects of your child's behavior
Please contact for detailed information.
Inclusion criteria for all children: Age 24 and 42 months No contraindications for MRI (e.g., metal in body) Weigh at least 20 pounds At least one biological parent willing to participate in study (may be separate from legal guardian) Family speaks and understands English Ambulatory with no suspected motor, vision or hearing problems, and no chronic health conditions.
Exclusion criteria for all children: Fragile health condition that would prevent the child from participating in the study
Presence of any metal or electromagnetic implants that would prevent MRI testing
Additional criteria may apply. Please contact us for detailed information.
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