March 2, 2010

Research Opportunity for Siblings of Children with Autism

Research Opportunity for Siblings of Children with Autism

Vanderbilt TRIAD researchers are conducting two studies focused on early detection of autism. Early intervention is the key to improving outcomes for children with autism, and we are trying to identify early risk markers so that children can begin receiving specialized services in a timely manner.

We are looking for families who have:
• A child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and
• A younger sibling who is between 5 months and 30 months of age.

Benefits to participating families may include:
• Developmental monitoring of their younger sibling to the age of 36 months
• Diagnostic evaluation of their younger sibling (as applicable).

These studies are funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Families will be paid for their time. If you would like more information or additional copies of our recruitment flyers, please contact Abby Brown at 343-7101 or at

Studyfinder Links:

Early Detection of Developmental Disorders (enrolling children 16-30 months of age)
Social-Emotional Development of Infants (enrolling children 5-13 months of age)