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Project Title

Project Title

Prospective study of infants at high risk for autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Chawarska, Katarzyna

Description

Description

Autism is a complex congenital neurodevelopmental disorder with recurrence risk in younger siblings of affected individuals reaching at least 8%. Despite parental concern arising in children as young as one year old, evidence regarding expression of autism in the first two years of life is very limited. This prospective study will examine development of infant siblings of children with autism contrasted with that of typically developing infants and infants at risk for developmental delays without autistic features. The infants will complete a series of conceptually linked assessment procedures targeting perceptual, social, communicative, cognitive (verbal and nonverbal), motor, and adaptive development at 3, 6, 9,12, 18, and 24 months of age, with confirmatory diagnostic assessment at 36 months. This research could inform early diagnosis and treatment as well as elucidate underlying mechanisms of ASD through identification of primary symptoms and distortions in the sequence of skills acquisition.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

286887

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

Strategic Plan Objective

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 by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $33,300,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Prospective study of infants at high risk for autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Yale University

State/Country

State/Country

Connecticut

Project Number

Project Number

5P01HD003008-41

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Prospective study of infants at high risk for autism | 292249 | 2010 | 5P01HD003008-42
Prospective study of infants at high risk for autism | 278814 | 2008 | P01HD003008-40

 
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