Seeking families to help us solve the autism puzzle.

The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Laboratory at Northwestern University is currently recruiting participants for our Iowa Family Autism Study, an investigation designed to:

  1. find patterns of language use and social skills among people with autism/fragile X and their family members; and
  2. use innovative technology and genetic analyses to explore developmental patterns among family members.

We’re searching for individuals with autism or fragile X syndrome and their parents, grandparents, and siblings, as well as individuals without autism and their families. We’re especially interested in Iowa families, because we work with the University of Iowa to access [with permission] individuals’ standardized test scores.

Your level of participation is up to you. Your commitment can range from simply answering some questionnaires to full participation – doing some tasks involving words, sentences, pictures, and sounds; doing puzzles; solving problems; completing some brain-activity measurements; and giving a blood sample.

This study is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health, with support from the National Science Foundation. All participants are compensated for their time, as well as for travel and parking.

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Our Autism Studies at Northwestern University