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Multimodal investigation of emotional reactivity as a predictor of later psychopathology in infants at risk for ASD

July 1, 2021 - April 30, 2026

This study will help us learn more about early signs of emotional and behavioral challenges that many siblings of children with autism start to have by age 3. Findings from this study may help us identify and treat these challenges earlier in life. As part of the study, your child will receive multiple diagnostic evaluations from expert clinicians at the Yale Child Study Center.

What are the goals of the study?

We are recruiting infants for a study of emotional development. The study is looking at emotions in siblings of children with autism from 4-30 months of age. The goal is to learn more about early signs of behavioral and emotional challenges that may develop when children are 2-3 years old.

What will happen during the visit or online?

You and your baby will come to the lab for 5 study visits over 2.5 years. Each visit will last a few hours. During the visits, your baby will participate in clinical assessments, watch videos, and complete play-based tasks. You will fill out surveys and participate in interviews about your baby, yourself, and your family. All visits will take place in New Haven, Connecticut. Free and secure parking is provided. Families will receive up to $250 for being in the study.

How will this help families?

This study will help us learn more about early signs of emotional and behavioral challenges that many siblings of children with autism start to have by age 3. Findings from this study may help us identify and treat these challenges earlier in life. As part of the study, your child will receive multiple diagnostic evaluations from expert clinicians at the Yale Child Study Center.

Eligibility Criteria

We are recruiting infants 4 months of age or younger who have a sibling or other relative with autism spectrum disorder. Infants who were born prematurely or have other health issues may not be eligible for the study. If you are interested in the study, a staff member will ask you some questions to determine if your baby is eligible.

View the study flyer here.

Contact Information

Karen Franchi – (203) 764-5933 – sanalab@yale.edu

Research Study Website
Yale Child Study Center, Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Lab

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