Understanding Neurodevelopment in Autism

Location: New Haven, CT - Yale University
Start Date: January 1st, 2019
End Date: December 1st, 2022

Yale’s Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Program aims to advance understanding of early neurodevelopment of children affected by autism. With five innovative and interconnected projects, the Yale ACE aims to:

  1. identify neural signatures of ASD and evaluate their relevance to prediction of outcomes and response to intervention during fetal, neonatal, and school-age period
  2. identify sex-linked risk and protective factors in ASD across fetal, neonatal, and school-age periods • conduct a preliminary efficacy trial of a novel intervention targeting an early attentional marker of autism
  3. examine cellular, molecular, and brain mechanisms in pairs of biological siblings concordant and discordant for ASD to isolate risk and protective factors for ASD. Results from the combined projects have the potential to identify novel diagnostic and prognostic markers, identify risk and protective mechanisms, and clarify neural bases of sex differences in ASD.

Eligibility
We are currently recruiting:

  • Pregnant mothers who already have one child with or without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Newborn siblings of children with or without ASD
  • School-age siblings of children with or without ASD

Contact Information

Please call 203-764-5933 or email: ace@yale.edu if you are interested in participating. You can also visit https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/autismcenter/ for more information.