We are one site as part of a nationwide study, the Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS). Our team develops and implements advanced neuroimaging methods and tools to study the structural and functional features of the brain, to better understand the neurobiology of autism.
What are the goals of the study?
This study seeks to understand the key differences and similarities in brain development between infants whose siblings do and do not have autism.
What will happen during the visit or online?
Participants will be asked to make 3 visits to CHOP over time to complete cognitive and behavioral testing and a non-invasive MRI. Participants will be compensated for their time and receive a written feedback report.
How will this help families?
We study brain structure and function that are thought to support skills and behaviors related to autism, including social communication, repetitive behaviors, and co-occurring conditions of anxiety, ADHD and language impairment.