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Project Title

Project Title

Restricted repetitive behavior in autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Bodfish, James

Description

Description

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by restricted repetitive behaviors. This proposal aims to examine which specific subtypes of repetitive behaviors are clinically significant for persons with autism. Answering this question would refine diagnostic practice, would focus the search for specific genetic, neurobiologic, and cognitive mechanisms of autism, and would ultimately direct the development of novel forms of treatment for autism. Children (ages 12 - 18 years) with low- and high-functioning autism will be compared to typically developing controls as well as those with obsessive-compulsive disorder or developmental delay on a set of tests designed to assess different subtypes of repetitive behavior.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

377158

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2011-2016

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

Restricted repetitive behavior in autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

State/Country

State/Country

North Carolina

Project Number

Project Number

2R01MH073402-05A2

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Restricted repetitive behavior in autism | 416315 | 2012 | 5R01MH073402-06

 
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