Behavioral assessments

The Mullen Scales of Early Learning (MSEL) will be administered to all children participating in the study. The ADOS-2 and the DSM-V checklist will be administered to children with a diagnosis of developmental delay or autism spectrum disorder.

Medical Examination

A pediatrician will collect medical history and conduct a short physical exam of your child.

Blood Draw

The CAMP study involves a 12 hour fasting blood draw; this means we ask that your child have nothing to eat or drink (except water) for 12 hours prior to the blood draw. To make this as easy as possible for families, we schedule the visits as early as 8:00a.m., and take a breakfast break directly after the blood draw. We can also schedule the blood draw on a different day than the behavioral and medical assessments in order to accommodate family schedules. The blood draw typically takes less than 15 minutes and all blood draws are performed by a licensed phlebotomist.

Urine Sample

A urine sample is not required to participate in the CAMP study, although we try to collect a sample whenever possible to provide a variety of metabolic measures that can be used for research.