Learn About Study Participation
- 7 visits to the MIND Institute between 6 and 36 months of age.
- Assessments including measures of:
- Social development
- Parent-child interaction
- Structural MRI
- Close monitoring of your baby’s development, with feedback from expert clinicians.
- $25 reimbursement for each visit, plus $25 for completing questionnaires
If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please contact:
Infant Sibling Study
This study is an optional component of the Infant Sibling Study. The goal of the study is to understand the earliest biological manifestations of autism in infancy. Infants will receive a total of three MRI scans at 6-9, 12-15, and 18-21 months. Multiple aspects of brain organization, including connectivity patterns, will be evaluated. All MRI scanning is conducted in a pediatric-friendly environment during natural sleep. The MRI researchers work closely with parents to implement an individualized strategy for scanning infants in the study. Brain development during this critical period will be followed and associated with the behavioral measures collected through the Infant Sibling Study. Ultimately, the goal of the joint studies is to contribute towards the early identification and treatment of autism.