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Project Title

Project Title

Social-emotional development of infants at risk for autism spectrum

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Stone, Wendy

Description

Description

Infant siblings of children with ASD exhibit substantial variability in their social-communicative outcomes: some manifest behaviors consistent with an autism spectrum diagnosis, others exhibit less severe symptoms such as language delay, and others evidence no detectable disorder. This project will examine the extent to which early impairments in specific attentional and affective mechanisms explain the behavioral heterogeneity that is observed in these high-risk children. This study will focus specifically on the domains of attention coordination and positive affective competencies and examine their development across the first two years of postnatal life (i.e., from 6 to 18 months) and their relation to later social and communicative outcomes at age 24 and 36 months. This offers an ideal opportunity to learn about the earliest signs of autism as well as the development, manifestation, and boundaries of the broader autism phenotype.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

598969

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2008-2013

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 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

Social-emotional development of infants at risk for autism spectrum (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Washington

State/Country

State/Country

Washington

Project Number

Project Number

5R01HD057284-04

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Social-emotional development of infants at risk for autism spectrum disorders | 662677 | 2012 | 5R01HD057284-05
Social-emotional development of infants at risk for autism spectrum disorders (supplement) | 39002 | 2012 | 3R01HD057284-04S1

 
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