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.
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 02138|
|Principal Investigator:||Joseph Biederman, MD||Massachusetts General Hospital|