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Autism Clinical Trials

A listing of Autism medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.


Found (252) clinical trials

Genetics of Pediatric-Onset Motor Neuron and Neuromuscular Diseases

Diseases affecting the motor unit--which is composed of the motor neuron, its myelin sheath and its innervated muscle fibers--are a diverse, heterogeneous group having heterogeneous clinical presentations and genetic causes. Many of these disorders have a inherited component. In some cases, the genetics underlying a given neuromuscular/motor neuron disease, like ...

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CBT for Anxiety in Children With Autism

Anxiety is among the most common concerns in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who seek mental health services, causing suffering and family stress and exacerbating social disability. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a promising treatment for anxiety in children with high-functioning ASD, but the neural mechanisms supporting response to this ...

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Social Cognitive Assessment in Autism and Schizophrenia

The project's objectives are: (1) to assess relevance of ClaCoS in schizophrenia and autism compared to healthy controls, and to analyze links between social cognition and both neurocognition and symptoms, (2) to collect data in a large sample of healthy controls in order to establish appropriate standards for tools composing ...

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MRI Study of Cerebral Blood Flow in Development Disorders in Children

Anatomical and functional abnormalities have been identified in the superior temporal sulcus (STS) in autism by brain imaging modalities, including positron emission tomography (PET), functional MRI and diffusion MRI. These results suggest that brain imaging abnormalities within the STS could be the first step in the cascade of neuronal abnormalities ...

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Treatment With Acetyl-Choline Esterase Inhibitors in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a group of developmental disorders of brain function resulting in a distinct phenotype, most probably related to many specific causes. Individuals with a disorder in the autism spectrum are a heterogeneous group of patients with early childhood onset of deficits in social interaction, communication and ...


Susceptibility Genes in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Specific aims are: Aim 1: To identify genetic variants in selected synaptic genes, by targeted sequencing with deep coverage of coding regions and a strong focus on previously untested regulatory regions in Autism Spectrum Disorder Aim 2: To define the range of clinical phenotypes caused by mutations in synaptic genes ...

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Prebiotic Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Children with ASD have a higher incidence of dietary and/or bowel problems than typically developing children. it has been postulated that imbalances in the gut bacteria and/or metabolites present in the gut may be a contributing factor to these symptoms, with potentially bad (toxin-producing) bacteria colonising the gut. Certain carbohydrates ...


Effects of Social Gaze Training on Brain and Behavior in Fragile X Syndrome

The purpose of the study is to evaluate a 2-3 day treatment probe targeted to improving social gaze behavior in children with fragile X syndrome (FXS). The investigators will use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to shape appropriate social skills. Importantly, the investigators propose to examine the effects ...


An SRT Model for Early Access to ASD Intervention

Although caregivers often become concerned about their child by 17-19 months of age, children do not typically receive a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) until they are 4 years old, or older for Hispanic families. It is now well documented that early participation in ASD-specialized intervention can lead to ...

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Treatment of Anxiety in Late Adolescents With Autism

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect approximately 1.1% of late adolescents and young adults, making it one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders. Comorbid anxiety disorders affect many higher-functioning adolescents and young adults with ASD, causing substantial distress and impairment over and above that caused by an ASD diagnosis alone. While ...