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Project Title

Project Title

Growth and maturation in children with autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Louis, Germaine

Description

Description

While the cause of autism is unknown, children with autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have been noted in several studies to have a high prevalence of accelerated head growth, appear to be taller on average than the general population, and may have gastrointestinal co-morbidities for which gluten- and/or casein-free diets are prescribed. Growth patterns and markers of maturation in autistic children have not been studied in detail, and other methods of assessing maturation in autistic children, such as hormone analyses and bone age, have not been explored. This cross-sectional study aims to determine if children with autism or ASD have patterns of childhood growth, development, and hormonal levels that differ from that of a group of normal control children.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

27518

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

Ongoing

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. 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.

Project Link

Project Link

Growth and maturation in children with autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

National Institutes of Health

State/Country

State/Country

Maryland

Project Number

Project Number

1ZIAHD008742-09

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Growth and maturation in children with autism | 57383 | 2009 | 1ZIAHD008742-08

 
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