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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Clinical Trials

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

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Aquatic Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

To compare the efficacy of one-on-one versus group-based aquatic therapy on the social interactions, behaviors and physical activities of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

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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 ...

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A Pilot Treatment Study of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) in Autism Spectrum Disorder

IGF-1 is an FDA approved, commercially available compound that crosses the blood-brain barrier and has beneficial effects on synaptic development by promoting neuronal cell survival, synaptic maturation, and synaptic plasticity. IGF-1 is effective in reversing mouse and neuronal models of Rett syndrome and Phelan McDermid syndrome, both single gene causes ...

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Promoting Transactional Supports to Optimize Social Communication Outcomes for Infants and Their Families

Most children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) require special education at school age at staggering expenses to the educational system. The average annual cost for educating a child with ASD, based on the US Government Accountability Office, is $18,790, compared to $12,500 for the average special education student, and $6,556 ...

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Effectiveness of a Developmental Reciprocity Treatment Program in Autism

This is a research study examining the effectiveness of a Developmental Reciprocity Treatment Program (DRT-P) in treating social deficits in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Developmental Reciprocity Treatment is an early intervention that applies developmentally-informed teaching methods in naturalistic settings in order to target social and communication deficits. Researchers ...

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Changing Developmental Trajectories Through Early Treatment

Previous research has suggested that earlier intervention may contribute to better outcomes in autism. Answering the question "how early?" has significant health and educational implications for age of screening for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and age of entry into early intervention for children with ASD. With the increased number of ...

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Examining the Efficacy of the Anxiety Meter for Recognition and Management of Anxiety Signs in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Anxiety is a prevalent, persistent, and disabling co-morbidity of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In addition to its profound negative impact on physical and mental health, anxiety interacts with the core deficits of ASD to exacerbate symptomatology and increase functional impairment. Anxiety treatments efficacious in non-ASD children (e.g., Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)) ...

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Engaging Siblings of Adults With Autism in Future Planning

The proposed project is an intervention development grant in which the investigators will develop a program to facilitate the engagement of adult siblings to work with their families to plan for the future of their brother or sister with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Siblings FORWARD (Focusing on Relationships, Well-being, and ...

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Combination Treatment for Augmenting Language in Children With ASD

Following screening for eligibility and baseline, study visits will be scheduled three times per week, with 2 sessions on-site at UCLA and one at home for parent training (allowing flexibility, as needed); study physician visits will occur once weekly for 6 weeks, then biweekly. Screening procedures may be completed in ...

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Testing a Novel Speech Intervention in Minimally Verbal Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

The ability to communicate verbally is considered the most important prognostic indicator for children with ASD. If a child has not developed speech by age 5, it is generally considered unlikely that he or she will do so. Although a small number of cases of speech development in older children ...

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