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Ruling out autism in the context of well-child visits (Principal Investigator: Michael Siller)

What are the researchers investigating? Many families of toddlers who are concerned about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience costly delays in moving from their doctor’s referral to services. This research aims to better understand which factors can impede or accelerate families’ prompt access to early intervention services. To learn more about this study, please click here.
Who can participate? Families with children who have recently been seen by their physician for an 18-, 24-, or 30-month well-child visit, and someone (either you or your child’s doctor) has expressed concerns about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Who is funding this research? The FAR Fund
How can I get involved? Please contact Emily Hotez at 212-772-5630 or
IRB approval number, expiration date: HRPP #329015-1, May 24, 2013


Social monitoring (Principal Investigator: Tricia Striano)

What are the researchers investigating?  The purpose of the study is to explore how familiarity (i.e., whether the child is interacting with a parent or a stranger) influences a child’s perception of social cues at the ages of 4 through 8 years old. A better understanding of how children with Autism perceive social cues will help parents, researchers and educators learn how to improve the effectiveness of intervention and therapeutic techniques for children with Autism. To learn more about this study, please click here
Who can participate?  Children with Autism, 4- 8 years of age    
Who is funding this research? n/a 
How can I get involved? Please send an email to
IRB approval number, expiration date: HRPP #301408-5, April 12, 2013


Peer-mentorship study (Principal Investigator: Siller)