Participant age range: Prenatal
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We want to find out how children begin to respond to their mother’s voice and other sounds around them, even before birth. This research will help develop new methods for early identification and treatment for babies at risk of ASD.
Who can participate?
Marcus Autism Center is looking for pregnant moms who have already had a clinical ultrasound scan as part of an existing medical program of prenatal care, in addition to an older biological child who is either:
What is involved?
In order to enroll you in our study, we will need to ask:
1. That you answer questions about your family’s medical history
2. That your primary care physician give written permission for us to conduct an ultrasound
We will ask you to visit the Marcus Autism Center five times during our study:
What are the benefits?
There are many reasons to take part in research. You will help others who are living with autism and aid scientists in detecting the condition earlier. There are also benefits for your family:
The study is free. As a token of our thanks, families will be compensated for taking part in our research. If your primary care physician gives permission, you will also get a free DVD of your ultrasound session to keep.
Principal investigator: Gordon Ramsay, Ph.D.
Avi Gates, an active, independent 3-year-old, does not have autism. But for two years, she was a participant in an autism research study aimed at changing the very nature of the disease. Learn why Avi's parent's chose to participate in autism research.
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