Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience | Autism Research Program

A Collaborative Approach to Autism Research in Boston, MA

Scientists and doctors from Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and MIT have been working together to study the possible causes of Autism Spectrum Disorders and have thus collaborated on numerous clinical autism research projects. We hope that our autism research efforts 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 GAMES Project

Autism video game study

Click on the links below to view information on our current autism studies.

Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials
Age Range: 6-11 years of age

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

Infant Screening Project
Age Range: 12-36 months

ASD and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex--JASPER Intervention
Age Range: 12-36 months

GAMES Project (Gaming for Autism to Mold Executive Function)
Age Range: 7-11 years of age