Key Projects in the Autism Initiative

1. Genes-first Approach to Precision Medicine in Autism

These studies work towards developing an international registry for Christianson Syndrome, developing convergence across genetic subtypes and using precision medicine in autism clinics. 

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2. Biomarker Development for Measures of Treatment Response and Prognosis in Autism (The PHOEBE study)

This study developes biomarkers in order to better define the heterogeneity of ASD, including markers that can be used to predict outcomes and improve measurement of treatment response.

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3.The Prospective Infant Behavior Study (PIBS)

This study examines behaviors in newborns that may be related to developmental delays.

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4. Play and Autism

This project is a unique partnership with the Toy Design Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City to develop and implement a curriculum on developing toys appropriate for children with autism.

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5. The Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART)

This study explores better ways for physicians, scientists, service providers, educators and parents to collaborate on a broad range of autism-related research.

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