Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Wanted for Research Study
Protocol: STUDY00002053
Full Title
Environment, Genetics and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Description
This study enrolls children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and healthy children in a research study. The purpose of this study is to learn about how environmental factors can change the risk of ASD associated with genetic factors.

Your child's participation in this study will involve 1-2 visits to Oishei Children's Hospital or an affiliated UB clinic. The study will take about 2 hours of your time. Your child will complete saliva and urine samples for this study.

Compensation is available.

Technical Description

This pilot case-control study aims to examine the relationship between traffic related air pollution (TRAP) exposure during critical time periods and development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as to explore the potential interaction between genetic variation and TRP in ASD development.

Objectives:
Aim 1: To demonstrate feasibility of recruiting eligible kids aged 2-8 years diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as cases and generally healthy kids in the same group as controls.
Aim 2: To identify best models in characterizing participants early life exposures, especially to traffic related pollutants in each critical period and constructing cumulative exposure.
Aim 3: To collect biological specimens from participants and conduct genomic analysis
Compensation: Yes
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Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
Eligibility
Children ages 2-8 years old.
Children who have recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder OR generally healthy children.
Children are patients in participating clinics ( including the Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Oishei Children’s Hospital, Oishei Children’s Hospital inpatient/outpatient clinics, or other UB affiliated participating general pediatric outpatient clinic).
Age Group: Children
Principal Investigator: LINA MU
Contact(s)
Daniel Culpepper
dculpepp@buffalo.edu
+1 251-802-5568
Want to Learn More?
Let us know how the study team can reach you. If you do not hear back within 2 business days, reach out to the study team directly at the contact information above or email ctsiresearch@buffalo.edu and someone will assist you.