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Autistic traits: Life course & genetic structure  

Autism and related disorders affect 1 out of every 150 children in the US and result in profound social impairment throughout life. This study examines how autistic social impairments change over the course of childhood, how they are transmitted across generations, and which normal developmental processes they disrupt. The results of the study will aid in the search for the genes and neural abnormalities that cause autism, will enhance methods for measuring subtle but important effects of intervention, and will identify intervals in the lifespan when interventions might have their greatest impact on social development in affected children. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $573,470.00
Project Number 5R01HD042541-07
Principal Investigator Constantino, John
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Strategic Plan Objective 1O. Not specific to Question 1 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Washington University in St. Louis
State/Country Missouri
Web Link 1 Autistic traits: Life course & genetic structure (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Autistic traits: Life course & genetic structure | $547,284.00 | 2010 | 5R01HD042541-08
Autistic traits: Life course & genetic structure | $540,190.00 | 2008 | R01HD042541-06A1