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Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials

May 2022 - December 2025

The aim of the consortium is to develop reliable and objective measurements of social function and communication in children on the autism spectrum. Using EEG to measure brain function, eye tracking technology to measure visual attention, and automated recording techniques to assess behavior and speech, children will be monitored over a six-month period. The goal is to create a set of measures that can be used in clinical trials to determine which treatments are best for which children and who will benefit from a particular intervention.

What are the goals of the study?

The McPartland Lab at the Yale Child Study Center has a clinical study available that examines your child’s social, communication, and cognitive skills. This research will lead to new methods to develop, track, and assess treatments in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

What will happen during the visit or online?

Participation involves caregivers completing a screening phone call and questionnaires about their child. Children will complete in-person study visits at Yale over a 6 month-period, receiving a psychoeducational evaluation describing the child’s development as well as compensation up to $300 for participating.

How will this help families?

The ultimate goal of this study is to validate a set of tools that will enable clinicians to objectively measure and predict how children on the spectrum respond to intervention in the future.

Eligibility Criteria

We are currently recruiting both typically developing children and children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 6 to 11 years old.

View the study flyer here.

Contact Information

To learn more about our study or to participate, please call us at 203-785-6108 or email our team at abc-ct@yale.edu

 

Research Study Website
McPartland Lab, Yale Child Study Center

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