Autism Study for Children, Teens and Adults 10 to 40 Years Old and Their Biological Moms

Why are we doing this research?

Cincinnati Children’s is conducting a research study to gather additional information to help identify a new subgroup within the autism spectrum.

Who can participate?

Biological mothers and their children

  • 10 to 17 years old and
  • 18 to 40 years old

who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum with available/accessible early life medical records.

Conditions

  • Autism

What will happen in the study?

This study includes a phone call to screen for the study and a study visit at Cincinnati Children’s within 4 months of your screening. Here are some of the things that will happen in this study:

Phone Screening
During this call, we will:

  • Obtain your consent for you or your child to be in the study
  • Check if you or your child qualifies for the study by looking at medical records and asking about your or your child’s health.
  • Collect demographic information
  • Ask you questions about your or your child’s health and medical history
  • Talk to a parent (preferably biological mother) about their medical history and your (as the participant) or your child’s childhood

If you previously participated in a related study with Dr. Erickson conducted at
Cincinnati Children’s, the study team and sponsor will look at your results from the study and include them in the information collected for this study.

Site Visit
During this visit we will:

  • Perform a physical exam
  • Ask you questions about your or your child’s health and medical history
  • Talk to a parent (preferably biological mother) about their medical history and your (as the participant) or your child’s childhood
  • Take a blood sample

You will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.

What are the good things that can happen from this research?

You, as the participant, or your child will not have a direct medical benefit from participating in this study. However, the information we learn from this study may help children, teens and adults with autism in the future.

What are the bad things that can happen from this research?

Possible risks and discomforts will be discussed with adult participants, parents or guardians interested in learning more about the study.

Will you/your child be paid to be in this research study?

Families will receive up to $100 for participation in this study.

Contact

Contact Us.Go to https://redcap.link/asdsubgroupidentification to fill out a survey,
or contact us at 513-636-0523 or autism@cchmc.org.
Psychiatry
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039

Study Doctor

Contact Us.Craig Erickson, MD
Psychiatry
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center