Autism Research Program

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A collaborative approach

Scientists and doctors from Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and MIT have been working together to study the possible causes of ASD. We hope that our research will lead to earlier diagnosis, better treatment, and better outcomes overall for children and families affected by these disorders. We are optimistic that by bringing together the fields of neuroscience, psychology, bioinformatics and genetics, we will shed light on this enigmatic diagnosis.

Spotlight: The Infant Sibling Project

Take a look at the video below to hear about the experiences of a family in our Infant Sibling Project and why they participate in the study.

ASD and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Age Range: Infants with TSC from 3-24 months of age


Gender Exploration of Neurogenetics and Development to Advance Autism Research
Age Range: 8 to 17 years old


Infants at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder or Language Impairment
We apologize, we are not currently enrolling participants for this study.


Endophenotypic Characterization of 16p CNV
Age Range: 3-17 years of age


Behavioral and Brain Response to Changes in Facial Emotional Expressions
Age Range: 12, or 18-22 years of age


Imitative Behaviors in Children with ASD and their Unaffected Siblings
Age Range: 3.5-6 years of age





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