Research by Topic: infant

Did you miss the Science Learning Series? The recording is online.

Published November 23, 2021

On November 19th, ASF launched our new Science Learning Series. The first topic was brain development and social interactions in infants, before a diagnosis is possible. By studying infants with a sibling with ASD, scientists can understand the earliest signs and features of ASD, even from 6 months of age. If you would like to […]

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Functional neuroimaging of high-risk 6-month-old infants predicts a diagnosis of autism at 24 months of age

Published June 24, 2019 in Science Translational Medicine

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social deficits and repetitive behaviors that typically emerge by 24 months of age. To develop effective early interventions that can potentially ameliorate the defining deficits of ASD and improve long-term outcomes, early detection is essential. Using prospective neuroimaging of 59 6-month-old infants with a high […]

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Podcast: When can you see autism in the brain?

Published February 20, 2017

This week the Infant Brain Imaging Study, or IBIS, published it’s second study on the emergence of changes in the brains of individuals with autism. While red flags for autism can be seen early, a diagnosis of autism is not typically made until after 24 months of age. Using a baby sibling research design, scientists showed […]

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Summer Institute presentation focuses on importance of studying infant siblings

Published June 21, 2016 in

Dr. Joseph Piven, member of the High Risk Baby Siblings Research Consortium, will present a 2 hour webinar as part of the INSAR Summer Institute on June 30th at 2PM – 4PM EST.  To learn more or register, click here:

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