Autism Study

Siblings Needed for Autism Study

Project Details

6-, 9-, 12-, and 18-month visits

24- and 36-month visits

Babies are born with preferences to listen to speech and look at faces. Research shows that children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) don't show these same preferences for voices and faces. We are examining how differences in these early-appearing biases might help identify infants at risk for developing ASD. Using the findings of this study, we hope to be able to identify ASD in the first year of life to allow for early intervention and treatment.

We are currently seeking children 6 months old and younger who have an older sibling with or without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participation involves 6 visits to NYU at Washington Square Park, once at 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, and 36 months. Each visit consists of questionnaires and interactive tasks. An evaluation is provided at the 24 and 36 month visits. Compensation and small gifts are provided for time and travel.

Please follow the links on the left to learn more about each visit.

If you live in the greater New York City area and are interested in helping autism research, sign up now, or please contact:

Amy Yamashiro
Department of Psychology
New York University
4 Washington Place
Telephone: 212-998-7607
Email: babysibs.nyu@gmail.com

If you know anyone else who may be eligible to participate, please help us spread the word by email.

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This study is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R01HD072018.