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Project Title

Project Title

Identifying gastrointestinal (GI) conditions in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Winter, Harland

Description

Description

Gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction is relatively prevalent in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but is especially difficult to diagnose. Current clinical practice guidelines include neither routine GI evaluation nor diagnostic criteria or protocols that consider the special gastrointestinal needs of this patient population. Therefore, the first objective of the proposed study is to develop and validate effective and appropriate diagnostic screening methods to detect symptomatic GI dysfunction in children with ASD. The second objective of the proposed research is to determine whether GI dysfunction contributes substantially to the expression of problem behaviors (PB) in children with ASD and to determine, if specific behaviors, including but not limited to PB, are increased in those children with gastrointestinal dysfunctions.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2008-2011

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, 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.

Project Link

Project Link

Identifying gastrointestinal (GI) conditions in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Harvard Medical School

State/Country

State/Country

Massachusetts

Project Number

Project Number

2037

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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