Neural Assays and Longitudinal Assessment of Infants at Very High Risk for ASD

  Keywords: ASD, <1 month, Biomarkers of Atypical Development

What is being studied?

The purpose of this study is to identify brain-based markers of Autism Disorders (ASD) in the first year of life. Using MRI, EEG, eye tracking, and a variety of behavioral assessments, we are tracking the development of infants throughout the first year of life. Identifying brain-based markers of ASD earlier in infancy will allow for earlier diagnosis of ASD in infants, leading to improved developmental outcomes EEG domains of interest include implicit language learning, visual statistical learning, and resting state oscillations.

Who can participate?

If you have a child younger than one month old and either two children with an ASD or one child with an ASD and an extended family history of autism, you may be eligible to participate in this study.

Whom should I contact to get involved?

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact UCLA CART at (310) 825-3478 or

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