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Neonatal connectome as a predictor of social and attentional differences in ASD

This prospective ACE project follows the development of younger siblings of children with ASD as well as younger siblings of typically developing children. The goal is to examine how brain connectivity at birth relates to later development of social attention and presentation of autism symptoms.

Newborns complete a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan within the first four weeks of life. Their development is followed closely by a team of researchers and clinicians from birth through 24 months.

The MRI scan takes place at 300 Cedar St., New Haven, CT.

Diagnostic and research assessments take place at the SANA Lab at 300 George St., Suite 900, New Haven, CT.

As token of our appreciation, families receive financial compensation at each visit.

How can I participate?

The best way to get started and learn more about our ACE projects is to fill out our inquiry form.

Alternatively, you may email us at or call Gitta Selva, Program Administrator, at (203) 764-5933.