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The Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials: Confirmation Study

June 17, 2022 - December 31, 2025

The Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials (ABC-CT) is a multicenter research study led by Yale that also includes Duke University, Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles , and the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Research Institute. The aim of the consortium is to develop reliable and objective measurements of social function and communication in children on the autism spectrum.

What are the goals of the study?

The aim of the consortium is to develop reliable and objective measurements of social function and communication in children on the autism spectrum.

What will happen during the visit or online?

Caregivers will complete a screening phone call and questionnaires about their child. Children will complete in-person study visits at Boston Children’s Hospital over a 6 month period. Scheduling is flexible including weekends.

How will this help families?

Currently, ASD is diagnosed and treated based on information gathered from clinical assessments and parent questionnaires. ABC-CT will add to this pool of knowledge by developing a more objective battery of tools to measure social function.

Eligibility Criteria

We are currently recruiting both typically developing children and children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.

View the study flyer here.

Contact Information

To find out more about the ABC-CT, contact Doo-yun Her at 617-919-4108 or ABC-CT@childrens.harvard.edu

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