Gender Exploration of Neurogenetics and Development to Advanced Autism Research (GENDAAR 2.0)

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GENDAAR website

The GENDAAR 2.0 study is part of the Autism Center of Excellence (ACE Network), which includes researchers from across the country. The main goal of this follow up study is to investigate the transition through adolescence and into young adulthood. We aim to identify sex differences in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and look at their brain development during this important transition. We will compare the data collected with individuals with ASD, to siblings of children with ASD and children with no family history of ASD. We will use a variety of methods: neuropsychological testing, EEG, fMRI, and genetics. By learning more about sex differences, we aim to improve techniques for diagnosis and interventions.

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July 1, 2017 July 1, 2022

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Federal, Foundation

NIMH, NINDS, ASF, Autism Speaks

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Autism Spectrum Disorder