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Interaction of Genetics and Stress on the Development of autism

The purpose of this study is to investigate the differences in DNA that are associated with stress and how they may contribute to the cause of ASD. This research is being done because at this time no one knows how autism develops. We think that genes and stress may work together in the development of some cases of ASD. We will be looking at how stress and other environmental factors, including diet, interact with one’s genetic makeup. This study will include surveys and a blood draw.


Relationship between gastrointestinal disorders and stress reactivity in autism spectrum disorders

This study is being conducted as children with autism are frequently affected by gastrointestinal (GI) problems. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between GI symptoms and stress in autism.

 

Reactions to screen-based media in people with and without autism

The purpose of this study is to learn more about how people with and without autism react to different types of screen-based media, such as video games.  Participants will be asked to complete two brief problem-solving tasks, interact with screen-based media, such as video games, and fill out a few short questionnaires.  The visit should take approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours.