Research on infants at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder or language impairment

July 28th, 2010

We are delighted to announce that we have received 5 years of funding from the National Institutes of Health to continue our research on infants at risk!  We have also received a grant from the Simons Foundation – to add exciting new brain imaging methods to our project, and to allow us to begin seeing families when the babies are 3 months old.

We have also received a gift from an anonymous donor that will provide funding to obtain genetic samples from interested families.  We are partnering with colleagues at Children’s Hospital Boston and at UCLA in the analyses of the genetic data.  We hope, ultimately, to be able to combine our behavioral, brain imaging and genetic information to enhance our goals of identifying risk markers for ASD or language impairment in the first year of life.