|Age:||24- 42 months|
|Keywords:||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 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 with our pediatric phlebotomist
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
Inclusion criteria for all children:
-Age 24 to 42 months
-Diagnosis of autism OR is typically developing
-No contraindications for MRI (e.g., metal in body)
-Weigh at least 20 pounds
-Family speaks and understands English
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.
Have any questions or want to learn more? Leave your contact details below and the research team will reach out to you.