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Title: Genetics of Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders

PI: Barry Kosofsky, MD, PhD

Institution: Weill Cornell Medical College

IRB#: 0701008929

IRB Expiration Date: 12/18/2012

Study Description: The Weill Cornell Autism Research Program (WCARP) endeavors to improve the understanding behind the genetics and brain chemistry of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). This research is being done because it is possible that a change in genetic material is one of the causes of these disorders.

Involvement: Blood draw, Neuropsychological assessments, Physical exam, Questionnaires

Age: 12 months or older

Eligibility: Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), or Intellectual Disability

Commitment: 1 visit in New York, NY or Hackensack, NJ.

Compensation: $25 Toys R Us Gift Card, $35 parking voucher, and free admission to an Autism Symposium

Contact: Kristen Bennett at 212-746-3583 or

Sponsor(s): Simons Foundation, March of Dimes, Department of Defense (DoD)