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Project Title

Project Title

ACE Center: Predicting risk and resilience in ASD through social visual engagement

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Jones, Warren

Description

Description

This grant provides support for an NIH Autism Center of Excellence (ACE). Previous research has established that infants with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) demonstrate decreased visual fixation on their caregivers relative to that of their peers, and that longitudinal change in measures of their visual fixation to caregivers was highly correlated with severity of clinical outcome at 24 months. This Emory/Marcus ACE study will identify and refine quantitative, performance-based indices of risk and resilience for social disability, beginning in the first months of life, to test the extent to which these measures of social engagement predict treatment response and outcome for infants at high-risk for ASD. Investigators hypothesize that findings from this study will advance scientific understanding of the developmental pathogenesis of ASD and facilitate efforts to enable the earliest possible diagnostic identification of ASD.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

329264

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2012-2017

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 2LB. Launch at least three studies which evaluate the applicability of ASD phenotype and/or biological signature findings for performing diagnosis, risk assessment, or clinical intervention by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $7,200,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

ACE Center: Predicting risk and resilience in ASD through social visual engagement (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Emory University

State/Country

State/Country

Georgia

Project Number

Project Number

1P50MH100029-01

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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