Last updated on November 2017

Autism Genetics Network:Increasing Representation of Human Diversity


Brief description of study

Autism Genetics Network:Increasing Representation of Human Diversity

Detailed Study Description

The Children’s Research Unit at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York is currently recruiting participants in the area for a genetic study of African Americans with autism. We are looking for children of all ages who identify as African American and have a diagnosis or are strongly suspected of having a diagnosis of Autism, PDD-NOS, or Asperger’s disorder. For the genetic testing we need DNA. We will get DNA by collecting blood from each member of the family.

African American children with Autism are vastly underrepresented in Autism research. Your participation will not only help to reduce this disparity but also help us better understand the expression of genes that are involved in the development of this disease in African Americans.

All children who participate in our research study will receive autism diagnostic testing. If they meet criteria an evaluation of their IQ and language skills will be conducted by our neuropsychologist and the family will be compensated $150.00 for their time and travel. All information is completely confidential.

Inclusion Criteria:
We are looking for children of all ages who identify as African American and have a diagnosis or are strongly suspected of having a diagnosis of Autism, PDD-NOS, or Asperger’s Disorder.

Clinical Study Identifier: TX13357

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Juliana Bates PhD

The Harold & Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein & Montefiore
Bronx, NY USA
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