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ACE Center: Eye-tracking studies of social engagement  

This grant provides support for an NIH Autism Center of Excellence (ACE). The overarching goal of this project is to study social engagement in 12-24 month old infants with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by means of eye-tracking technology and innovative quantification of visual attention during viewing of naturalistic social situations. This project builds on the larger goals of the ACE at Yale: 1) the study of early-emerging mechanisms of socialization that are potential phenotypes of social and communicative functioning; (2) the assessment of their predictive power relative to developmental and diagnostic outcome; and (3) the development of performance-based screening protocols for infants at risk for ASD. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $307,211.00
Project Number 5P50MH081756-02
Principal Investigator Klin, Ami
Received ARRA Funding? No
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 ACE Center: Eye-tracking studies of social engagement (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects ACE Center: Eye-tracking studies of social engagement | $304,508.00 | 2010 | 5P50MH081756-03