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Early identification of autism: A prospective study  

There is currently a lack of reliable methods for diagnosing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children younger than 2 years of age. To identify possible predictors of later ASD diagnosis, this study will focus on the development of vocal, motor, and communicative skills in infants at particular risk for ASD and relate atypicalities in infant development to diagnostic status at 3 years of age. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $519,453.00
Current Award Period 2007-2012
Project Number 5R01HD054979-04
Principal Investigator Iverson, Jana
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Subcategory Early Signs and Biomarkers
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1LA. Identify behavioral and biological markers that separately, or in combination, accurately identify, before age 2, one or more subtypes of children at risk for developing ASD, and evaluate whether these risk markers or profiles can improve early identification through heightened developmental monitoring and screening by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $33,300,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Pittsburgh
State/Country Pennsylvania
Web Link 1 Early identification of autism: A prospective study (External web link)
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New! History/Related Projects Early identification of autism: A prospective study | $566,827.00 | 2009 | 5R01HD054979-03
Early identification of autism: A prospective study | $546,818.00 | 2008 | R01HD054979-02