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INFORMATION FOR

Newborns and Infants

ACE Neonatal Imaging Study

We are currently recruiting newborns for a study on the development of the human brain. This Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) study will help our understanding of the fundamental brain changes that occur in ASD and how these changes affect social development. It will also help develop monitoring and intervention strategies.

In particular, we are recruiting newborns who have older siblings with ASD or typically developing older siblings.

Participation will include one MRI scan at one month of age, interviews, and follow-up visits with your infant through 24 months that may include assessment of social, adaptive, cognitive, and language development and studies of attention requiring watching videos and listening to sounds.

The MRI scans take place at 300 Cedar St., New Haven, CT. Follow up visits will occur at our clinic at 300 George St., Suite 900, New Haven, CT. We provide free and convenient parking.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out our inquiry form, send us an email at ace@yale.edu, or give us a call at (203) 764-5933.

Infant Emotional Development Study

We are currently recruiting infants for a study on emotional development in early childhood. This study will help us develop better methods for early diagnosis and intervention for behavioral and emotional challenges.

In particular, we are recruiting infants 4 months of age or younger who have older siblings with ASD or typically developing older siblings.

Participation will include follow-up visits with your infant through 30 months of age. Visits may include assessment of social, adaptive, cognitive, and language development; studies of attention requiring watching videos and listening to sounds; and play-based activities to assess your child’s emotional development.

All study visits will occur at our clinic at 300 George St., Suite 900, New Haven, CT. We provide free and convenient parking.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out our inquiry form or give us a call at (203) 764-5933.