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Baby Siblings Research Consortium  

As the recurrence rate of autism in families where one person is affected is possibly 10-fold higher than that seen in the general population, this group has the unique opportunity to study autism at the earliest stages of life. This makes possible the identification of the underlying neurobiological mechanisms that lead to the development of autism. In addition, these projects can have a collective impact on the research and clinical communities by developing recommendations and guidelines that inform clinical practice and policy. Project Status


Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $111,700.00
Current Award Period Ongoing
Project Number n/a
Principal Investigator Staff Member
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. 1SB. Validate and improve the sensitivity and specificity of new or existing screening and diagnostic tools, including comparative studies of general developmental screening versus autism-specific screening tools, in both high-risk and population-based samples, including those from resource-poor international settings and those that are diverse in terms of age, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, gender, characteristics of ASD, and general level of functioning by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,400,000 over 3 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Autism Speaks (AS)
State/Country New York
Web Link 1 Baby Siblings Research Consortium (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
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