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Performance indices of social disability in toddlers with autism  

The vast variability of abilities and symptoms displayed by individuals with autism is one of the greatest challenges for research on its causes and treatment. Using eye-tracking technology, this project employs three novel and converging performance measures of social engagement to quantify social disability in a group of 12- to 24-month old infants with autism spectrum disorders and to assess their clinical utility. These measures are derived from one brief, 5-minute viewing of a commercial video portraying toddlers at play. The goal of this work is to quantify a core and defining symptom of autism during the period of earliest detection. Project Status
NEW

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $497,995.00
Project Number 1RC1MH088676-01
Principal Investigator Klin, Ami
Received ARRA Funding? Yes
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 1LB. Develop at least five measures of behavioral and/or biological heterogeneity in children or adults with ASD, beyond variation in intellectual disability, that clearly relate to etiology and risk, treatment response and/or outcome by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $71,100,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Yale University
State/Country Connecticut
Web Link 1 Performance indices of social disability in toddlers with autism (External web link)
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New! History/Related Projects Performance indices of social disability in toddlers with autism | $495,558.00 | 2010 | 5RC1MH088676-02
Performance indices of social disability in toddlers with autism (supplement) | $121,484.00 | 2010 | 3RC1MH088676-01S1