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The goal of the Autism Research Group is to advance the field of knowledge of the causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Current projects focus on the investigation of the management of behavioral symptoms of ASD, as well as the identification of biomarkers that would help to develop targeted treatments.
Our investigators are also interested in understanding the etiology of ASD. This includes efforts to identify subgroups of persons with ASD that may be most appropriate for specific future interventions. We participate in a project focused on cognitive behavioral therapy and novel approaches to the treatment of social impairment and communication in children with autism.
To improve the quality of studies in this field, we are working to develop outcome measures for use in ASD treatment trials. Our current quantitative outcome measure development is focused on expressive language sampling and use of a new social preference eye tracking procedure.
Healthy Volunteers and Those with Developmental Disabilities Needed for a Research Study
Have You or Your Child Been Diagnosed with Autism? Do You or Your Child Suffer from Significant Irritability?
5 to 17 Year Olds with Autism Needed for an Investigational Medication Research Study
Has Your Child Been Referred for an Evaluation of a Possible Developmental Disorder? Children 18 Months to 5 Years Needed for an Autism Research Study
The Erickson/Wink and Developmental Disabilities Translational Research Lab would like to thank the following collaborators on their contributions to the research.
Drs. Lahiri, Minshawi, and Tessier at Indiana University School of Medicine
The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
United States Department of Defense
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