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Emotional development in infants at risk for ASD

  • Study HIC#:2000031163
  • Last Updated:10/31/2023

Who?

  • Pregnant mothers who have a family member with autism
  • Newborns and infants under the age of 4 months who have a family member with autism

What?

  • Studies of social, emotional, and cognitive development from birth through 24 months

Why?

  • Discover processes contributing to development of autism in infants and help to improve their long-term outcomes

What Else?

  • This study is free of cost to families
  • Families are compensated up to $300 for study participation
  • Age4 months and younger
  • GenderBoth

Contact Us

For more information about this study, including how to volunteer, contact:

Gitta Selva

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Trial Purpose and Description

Who?

  • Pregnant mothers who have a family member with autism
  • Newborns and infants under the age of 4 months who have a family member with autism

What?

  • Studies of social, emotional, and cognitive development from birth through 24 months

Why?

  • Discover processes contributing to development of autism in infants and help to improve their long-term outcomes

What Else?

  • This study is free of cost to families
  • Families are compensated up to $300 for study participation

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria:

Male and female infants under the age of 4 months who have a first- or second-degree family member with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

Inclusion criteria:

  • Gestational age (GA) at birth between 34-42 weeks¬†
  • Appropriate weight for GA at birth

Exclusion criteria:

  • GA below 34 weeks
  • Congenital infections, non-febrile seizure disorder, hearing loss, visual impairment, any identified chromosomal abnormality
  • Prenatal exposure to illicit drugs
  • Familial history of any major psychotic disorder in first-degree relatives¬†

Eligibility for participation in study will be determined by intake interview with lab staff, including review of ASD diagnosis in the family member.

Principal Investigator

Sub-Investigators

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