Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Characterization Study
The overarching aim of the study is to characterize children and adults with ASDs, and compare them with age-matched controls in relation to their functioning in family, academic, employment, and social spheres. Subjects will be comprehensively assessed in multiple non-overlapping domains of functioning, using psychiatric, cognitive, and psychosocial instruments.
Autism Spectrum Disorders
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||A Characterization Study of Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders|
- Overall level of functioning of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) compared to individuals without ASD. [ Time Frame: single time point ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Healthy volunteers who have never been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in their lifetime.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00801554
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 02138|
|Principal Investigator:||Joseph Biederman, MD||Massachusetts General Hospital|