|Keywords:||asd, autism, mri, development, toddlers, behavior|
This is a longitudinal study that will initially span three years.
During the first year, participation involves 2 half-day visits to the UC Davis MIND Institute for behavioral assessments, medical examination, and a blood draw. You will return for an evening visit to complete the sleep MRI scan at the Imaging Research Center.
For some families living further distances away from the MIND Institute, visits may be scheduled in one 2-day visit, with hotel accommodations provided. We try to schedule the visits at your convenience, given the availability of staff and resources.
One year later, your child will be asked to return for a repeat MRI scan.
Two years after your first visit, your child will be asked to repeat some of the behavioral tests and a repeat MRI scan.
Girls between the ages of 2 to 3-1/2 at the time of the first visit
Have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or typical development
Must understand English
Have any questions or want to learn more? Leave your contact details below and the research team will reach out to you.