Autism Spectrum Disorders Research

Our goal 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.

Currently Enrolling Clinical Trials

  • Are you concerned Your Child Has a Possible Autism Spectrum Disorder?

  • 8 to 21 Year Olds with ADHS and Autism Spectrum Disorder Needed for Eye-Tracking and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

  • 5 to 17 Year Olds with Autism Needed for an Investigational Medication Research Study

  • Adults 18 to 30 Years Old with Autism Needed for a Research Study

  • Help Speed Up Autism Research - Join SPARK Today

Contact Us

Behavioral and Developmental Neuropsychiatry Research
Division of Psychiatry
3430 Burnet Ave. MLC 4002
Cincinnati, OH 45229

autism@cchmc.org
513-636-0523

Collaborators

Drs. Lahiri, Minshawi and Tessier at Indiana University School of Medicine