What are the goals of the study?
The goal of this study is to establish tools that can be used as biomarkers and/or assessments of social function in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) clinical trials. This study specifically aims to validate a set of measures that were previously identified as promising candidate biomarkers and/or objective measures of social function in ASD for potential use in clinical trials.
What will happen during the visit or online?
Currently, there are no validated biomarkers for use in clinical trials of ASD, which are essential tools for diagnosing individuals with ASD and recruiting them to appropriate research studies. Electroencephalogram (EEG) and eye tracking (ET) assessments are non-invasive and well-tolerated tools for studying early brain development. In this study, we will further explore the use of these tools as biomarkers in this population.
How will this help families?
This study will not benefit participants directly, however, results of this study may help provide insight into ASD and may benefit children and their families in the future. Furthermore, by participating in this study, parents/guardians will receive free detailed reports of behavioral assessments of their child that can be shared/discussed with their healthcare professionals.