Sensory Research for Baby Siblings of Children with Autism

My name is Pooja Santapuram and I am a research assistant at the Woynaroski Lab at Vanderbilt University. We are currently looking for participants for our autism study in the age range of 6 – 18 months and we were wondering if you knew of anyone who would be interested in participating or if you all would be able to pass along to any groups who might be interested.

How baby siblings of children with autism respond to sights, sounds, touch,
and movement may help us understand early development and autism risk

Participate in Research at Vanderbilt
Would you like to help us learn more about younger siblings of children with autism?
We need your help if:
• You are the parent of a child with autism
• And your child with autism has a younger sibling who is 6-18 months old
• You’d like more information about your younger child’s development

Participating families come to the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for two assessment appointments when they start the study, a follow-up visit 9 months later, and a final visit when the younger sibling turns 3 years old.
Younger siblings will receive standardized developmental and language testing when they enter the study and at the follow-up visit. They will receive a psychological assessment for autism at the final visit, including a formal written report of testing results, recommendations and referrals, at no cost.
For information contact:
Brynna Heflin
(615) 936-0151

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