NICHD conducts and supports a variety of clinical research projects related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Select a link below to learn more about these projects.
- Adaptive Interventions for Minimally Verbal Children With ASD in the Community (AIM-ASD)
This study will test the effects of behavioral therapies on communication and speaking among children ages 5 to 8 who have ASD.
- Biomarkers of Developmental Trajectories and Treatment in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (J)
This study is evaluating the efficacy of a new classroom-based intervention to improve joint attention and joint engagement skills in infants who are at risk of developing ASD.
- Study of Oxytocin in Autism to Improve Reciprocal Social Behaviors (SOARS-B)
The purpose of this study is to learn about the effects of a treatment using the hormone oxytocin on social difficulties in children and adolescents with autism. This study will also provide additional information about the safety and tolerability of this treatment.
ACE consists of research centers and research networks around the country. Research centers perform multiple, interrelated, multidisciplinary studies at one location. Research networks each conduct one study across several sites throughout the country. Select a link below to find out what studies and clinical trials are ongoing at these locations.
- Center for Autism Research and Treatment (University of California, Los Angeles)
- Marcus Autism Center (Emory University)
- Center for Autism Research Excellence (Boston University)
- Adaptive Interventions for Minimally Verbal Children with ASD in the Community (multisite)
- Autism Genetics: Increasing Representation of Human Diversity (multisite)
- Early Biomarkers of Autism in Infants with Tuberous Sclerosis (multisite)
- Intervention Effects of Intensity and Delivery Style for Toddlers with ASD (multisite)
- A Longitudinal MRI Study of Infants at Risk for Autism (multisite)
- Multigenerational Families and Environmental Risk for Autism Network (multisite)
- Multimodal Developmental Neurogenetics of Females with ASD (multisite)
- Study of Oxytocin in Autism to Improve Reciprocal Social Behaviors (multisite)