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Project Title

Project Title

Early identification of autism: A prospective study

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Iverson, Jana

Description

Description

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.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

481734

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2007-2013

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

Early identification of autism: A prospective study (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Pittsburgh

State/Country

State/Country

Pennsylvania

Project Number

Project Number

5R01HD054979-05

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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